The first year in any business must hold its share it trials. The spring freshet is that trial for the new B and B owners of Lang House in the Village of Gagetown. Fortunately some very good people helped us out. My Facebook buddy Ian Neilsen recommended that a volunteer fireman, Tyler Thomas, help me as he worked for the previous owner during the flood season. I can only testify that the recommendations given to us by Tyler lowered my blood pressure. He showed us how big the water had come in previous years and how to handle the situation. Since then we have cleared the basement completely and nothing is below waist level. We bought two new sump pumps and a transfer (trash) pump. The water went down maybe four inches today but it has since risen back. We have spring (King) tides with the full moon and rain is on the way. Tyler showed us how to know when water was seeping into the basement and when we would have a foot of water in there.
As you can see from the following pictures, watching the creek is not so bad.
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