I have continued to avoid forecasts and models but people feel compelled to tell me what is in the forecast anyways. The latest I heard was three inches over the next 4 days. That will send water gushing into the basement yet again. The sump pump is leaking and the system I installed sprung a leak in the last storm. I'm not sure if the leak is new or if it was just uncovered by the faster water flow into the basement. It has never come in as fast as it did in the last storm. That seems to be a recurring theme this year. It just gets worse and worse. April was worse than March and March was worse than 2006 when Ernesto came through. Then the combination of Irene, a cold front and Lee was worse than May. I don't like the trend, at all. I'll bet this will set a record for rainfall in September.