More rain!

Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency.

We are as ready as we can be — with everything up on blocks or in solid plastic bins, and with K’s newly, elegantly engineered more powerful sump pump.  Still, we have a little seepage already in the old part and how can I not worry?!

Update, 4:20 p.m.

It’s not good.  The sump pump is keeping up, but the water is now flowing from upper/old part of the basement to lower/new (studio) part of the basement, and is not headed toward the sump well.  I’ve already dumped the shop vac about six times and soaked every beach towel we own, to try and prevent the water from traveling under the newly (brand-newly) assembled IKEA dressers (which are up on 2×4 blocks, but still… )

Almost every river in Eastern Mass., I’ve heard, is at or near flood stage.