There’s a storm coming that will sweep across southern Minnesota and continue east to Wisconsin and beyond. So far it looks like it will miss where I live. But not everything is going to be fine. In the next several hours a cold front will move down from Canada. Our temperatures will drop about 30 degrees and stay that way for at least a week. I just hope it doesn’t rain tonight as predicted since there is also a chance of freezing rain and snow. Slushy snow mixed with rain could freeze onto my roof and stay there all winter making it difficult to clean off snow that will come later in the season.
So far we’ve gotten three inches of rain in that many days and that is too much. The ground is soaked and my sump pump is coming on every 2.75 minutes. The rain has also raised the river just above its flood stage and the water has spread out a few hundred feet on either side. This may pose problems next spring when all the winter snow melts and has no place to go.
On top of all this the furnace part has not arrived.