According to the Associated Press, Philadelphia got 10 inches of rainfall last night. I am very aware of this figure because I spent the entire night operating the pump in our basement to get the water OUT. (I took one for the team and let my poor husband sleep... however, he heard me turn the pump on about every 6 minutes. Sorry, babe). I battled that water for 6 hours. It was a valiant effort (mixed with late night tweets complaining about the water, and reading my fascinating book). In the end, the basement was saved. Me: 1, Freakish Rainstorm: 0.
I've got to say, for a basement that's about 120 years old, it's holding up pretty well. The problem was a DRAIN pipe that decided to release gallons of water, ever so steadily into our basement rather than drain it out. We'll need to figure this one out. Add it to the list, I guess. Oh, the joys of home ownership.
While I try to make my way through the day, I leave you with this delish recipe from The Smitten Kitchen. Sweet Corn Pancakes sound absolutely divine right now.
Get the recipe HERE.
*top images from the Associated Press and The Mercury.