It really isn't a proper Pacific Northwest winter unless there's some snow, followed by rain, followed by localized flooding, which in this case, managed to put four inches of water in our sister-in-law Julia and her husband Gary's basement.
Brian, Jeff and I went up to help them remove the carpet, pad and edging, then mop the floor.
Of course, as the towels got wetter, they were harder to move around with our feet, and before we knew it, Class Clown Jeff was doing a Frankenstein imitation that was actually quite good.
In the end, there was a pile of soaking wet carpet and debris out on the deck, and the restoration people should be out Monday to replace the damaged wallboard and flooring.
We're guessing there won't be any carpet going back in there again...