I remember watching the basement in amazement, unaware, like any kid, of the concept of water damage. I also felt oddly privileged to know that we were the only house with real flooding. I knew it would give me a measure of celebrity with my friends. I could see it immediately: "You had a flood outside your house? I had a flood INSIDE my house!" They would gather around in amazement. Nobody - NOBODY - could say they had a basement waterfall.
Hey, I take fame where I can get it.