So, we've had a bit of rain this past week. My office mate (who is inclined toward exaggeration and extreme curmudgeonliness) said he heard that we got the equivalent of 7"/hour of rain. I have a feeling that while it did rain long and hard (enough to cause a 4' wide river to run down the sides of the street), it wasn't truly that bad.
Of course, since our house sits at the bottom of a hill, all the water runs down toward us and through our crawlspace to get to the storm drains in the street. We learned a long time ago not to leave things on the floor in our rec room.
The sun came out briefly, just enough to send the humidity through the roof (and you can imagine how lovely it made my hair. I get lovelier and lovelier as the humidity rises) and then it rained some more last night. Pk dropped me off at the train this morning and then started running the pump. All this moisture has rusted some of his tools even though they are not in the water. Just the added moisture in the air. He has old tools (planes and turning tools) which don't have the rust resistant coating that more modern implements are equipped with. He's been applying Rust Go Away (or something like that) to clean them up.