Flooded subway stations and underpasses all around DC on Sunday, not cleared out on Monday, and there's a dam that's threatening to let go in Maryland, north of DC.
My back yard is quite muddy, and I discovered a disturbing drainage issue. I knew it held puddles, but this time there was enough water for it to find an exit, which turned out to be the stairwell leading to my basement. Fortunately, that has a drain that goes into my sump (which I've written about ad infinitum under the "projects" topic). We haven't had any significant power problems (blinking 12:00 on the VCRs, but nothing that lasted more than a few seconds and some "protection" lights on surge protectors) so the pump continues to function adequately.
But it appears that I have another project ahead of me - install drains in the back yard. That spring house may not be done until next spring.
--I know what I like--