We have done just about everything we can do.
We rented a generator to run the pumps if the lights go out and the basement floods. So far we have electric and it's dry. I've got all fingers & toes crossed. We have had some floods in the past before we redid the footing drains and it was very bad news.
The cats are very taken with Lake Allard. When you have well water, if the electric pump that brings it out of the ground doesn't work. Bottled water is fine for drinking but flushing needs water and a bucket. The cats think that we have installed a giant water bowl just for them. Sammy has gotten her paws wet up to the wrist several times trying to figure out how to drink out if it without falling in. Dipping her paw and licking the water off seems to be the best method - so far.
The image through the sewing room window. I had taken the bird feeder in but the birds kept landing on the feeder pole and chirping at me. I know, but it really did sound like I was being scolded so I put it back out in the crook of the pole where it wouldn't swing around. There is a chickadee, a titmouse, and a titmouse waiting. There might be a small downy on the far side. The gold finches win the prise for looking raggedy when wet!
Not finished and you have to click on the picture to see the stitching but I've been looking at the weather channel so long now, I had to do a hurricane quilt. And I got to try out the new Janome quilting foot for the 6500. Not that my machine quilting is that good... but this foot is a little gem. No more tugging and bouncing up and down - now the movement is very even.
I better send this off. The wind is picking up and there was a light flicker...