The room I use as my bedroom was an addition to the house and is built into the hill. That had never caused any problems before, but last year the french drain plugged up and it flooded. So we borrowed Jack's backhoe and dug it out and replaced the drain on both sides of the room and re-waterproofed those areas, since that was what flooded.
It's rained for the last two days and this morning when I got out of bed I put my foot down in a puddle. This time it's the back of the room, the part dug deepest into the hill. Oh, joy. The foundation blocks are covered by dirt, so we've been digging them out with shovels to hopefully keep it from getting worse and maybe route some of the water off to the sides. Still raining, so we can't get the backhoe up on the hill right now, we'll have to wait until it dries and the ground hardens some. I'm using the shop vac to suck the water up in my room, only had to empty it three times so far.
Because of the way this room is dug in to the hill it's colder than the rest of the house, so it's carpeted,mainly to keep me from freezing in the winter as it's also farthest from the heat. Guess I'll be going shopping for new carpeting again this year. Sigh.
So far none of the furniture is damaged, and I've dragged the most vulnerable pieces into a safe area. Including my computer, so light blogging until it's all back together as I dislike using this machine.
Home ownership can be a real pain. Times like this I wish I could just call the landlord.