We got 2 days of heavy rains from yet another Nor'easter. I came home last night and immediately heard a scary noise. It sounded like the furnace was dying! I panicked and raced to the basement. I discovered the sump pump was making the noise. But it was kicking in every 20 or 30 seconds.
Now I have a basic understanding of what a sump pump is supposed to do but I've never seen one in action. I didn't think it should be going on and off every minute. I was scared it was dying and would burn out. But I stood there and watched it for a few minutes. As soon as it would come on and drain the basin, it would immediately fill up again. But it seemed to be doing what it was supposed to. There was no water on the floor. I did Google "why is my sump pump coming on so often". There were lots of postings on the topic so I didn't feel so stupid. I even considered calling someone but again, didn't want to sound stupid. (I like to think I'm Wonder Woman you know!). It ran most of the evening and through the night. I can't even imagine what would have happened if I didn't have one. I'd have had a swimming pool in my basement by the time the torrential rains stopped this morning.
The other night I dug out a rug I started about 2 years ago. The only part unhooked was her hair. I don't know why I didn't finish it before. I hooked her hair in and decided she deserved a nice finish. I always like the look of a whipped edge. After I started whipping I remembered I loved the look but hated the actual doing of the whipping. But I powered through and now she is hanging in my living room.