Sunday, September 14, 2008

Singing' in the Rain: Day Two

Outside - this is the largest the "yard pond" has ever been since I've lived here . . . you're only seeing one side of it. And somehow either the squirrels or the raccoons got the entire bird feeder down - branch hook and ALL. The feeder and the extra chain I found on the ground, but I can't see the branch hook anywhere and it's too wet to look for it - I can't imagine what the raccoons would want with it, but they are as big as toddlers, so you never know.

. . . and Inside

It's not much, and it's in a brand new old spot. This corner was the first bad spot I found - the water used to gush through the foundation walls. It's been patched, and really this is just a puddle.

The lights flickered twice this morning. I have one sump pump on a bulldog, but not the other, so I took a quick look around downstairs. In the event of a power outage, I should be able to use the big floor squeegee to direct the water across to the floor drain without too much difficulty, and everything is up off the floor where any water would come up through the sump. But I'm keeping a good thought for the electricity to stay on.

Hope wherever you are, you are safe and dry.


Knitterary said...

Yikes. At least the rain will be stopping soon. I can't believe how much standing water is out there! Your yard, my yard, everywhere!

Janice said...

It's just been the craziest summer of weather ever! And looks like the Fall is going to be no different! Hope you got things dried out and that there will be sunshine in your life soon!!