We had a wicked storm tonight in SE Michigan. Probably the worst in a few years, if not more. Lightning struck a damn house 6 away from mine. After getting a few inches of rain I sent my 6 year-old daughter (dumb idea 1) down to see if the water had come into the house at all, and she said we were all clear. Well, about two hours later I run down there to get something else and see a tower of cardboard boxes in a pool of water. I was dumbstruck. Because I was moving I had packed all of my toys from my showcases (tons of BT's, SOC's, Yamato Macross, vintage... expensive shit) into brown boxes (dumb idea 2)and stuck them in the middle of the basement on top of other toys in Rubbermaids. Dumb idea. I stuck them smack in the middle of the basement, and they were kind of in the way of everything. My wife, justifyingly getting sick of it, decided to tidy up. My heart was pounding as I grabbed through boxes labeled "kitchen" and "family room". My heart was sinking quick- Think Titanic- the toys were all towards the bottom. I snatched the bottom one from an inch and a half puddle and ripped the tape. My heart sank: MP-01 Prime, MP Megs, SOC Zambot-3, and SOC Aquarian. Approximately $700 in toys were sitting submerged. The box bulged as I lifted it from the water. The toys, other than a few drops of water that easily wiped away, were 100% fine. I am still shaking my head wondering what I did to deserve such dumb, good luck.