I've heard from alot of you on and off board about the basement issue. I'm happy to say that my concerns have passed and all is well with the dehumidifier situation. We've been running it non-stop, dumping water, and our basement smells fresh and the temperature and humidity levels are where they should be. Whew! I really appreciate everyone's input on this situation.
Now if we could just get our lawn (re)installed.......at least we have our landscaping done around the house - what a time to do it though - so much watering is involved with this 90 degree heat!