What a mess! Our basement flooded BIG TIME this past Sunday. Both family rooms downstairs (which are both carpeted) were saturated with water. After spending the whole morning and afternoon sucking up the water with shop-vacs and steam cleaners we realized that our sump pump wasn't plugged in. Oh my. No wonder the water kept rolling in! My father-in-law kept track of the amount of water he was sucking up and he called it a day somewhere around 150-200 gallons. I won't bore you with all of the details but let's just say that we have a lot of work to do to get things back to normal. Some mold has been discovered and it will take some doin' to get rid of it (cutting out and replacing drywall, etc).
An extreme before and after renovation was featured on design*sponge today. It motivated me to really beautify my home and encouraged me that we will have a nice finished basement some day! Here is the link to this incredible makeover.
How about you? Any renovations in your future? Big or small, a renovation/makeover can be very satisfying. Even if you're just cutting some old jeans off to be a new pair of summer shorts.