This is why I like dirt floors in the basement.

The north basement is under water.  And I do mean that.  The water has gone down, and still one encounters several inches sloshing about….Before you get to the door into it.  No I don’t know how deep it got in that section!  The door is locked from the Inside…that door and the lock for the door is only accessible through the water.  I’m not wading.  The columns are soggy.  They have been soggy before.  They will be soggy again.  The water will drain.  The world will not end.  (hyperbole aside, I doubt it is more than six inches at the most, simply because the central basement Is Not flooded and so the rise wasn’t that much…still not wading.)

The plants are happy!