So it would seem that the rain plans to fall well for the rest of the week. But the good news is between the rain and the ant baits, all aforementioned ants are gone, yay!! The rest of the bad news, the basement has a tendency to leak during lots of rain. AKA, the north wall, and the west wall, and the southeast corner used to leak. Hubby fixed the southeast corner, the sump pump along the north wall is working fabulously, now there’s just the west wall to deal with. Well we decided last night after squeegeeing the basement next to the washer and dryer, that the now soaked box holding our fake Christmas tree is actually us doing a slow wash on the bottom half of the tree. Thinking once it dries out a bit we’ll drag it out to the porch, wash the rest of the tree down, and then buy it a new plast water safe box. The leaking basement is on the project list for this old farmhouse, we’ll eventually get to it.