OMG, I'm just slightly freaked out right now, LOL. It rained for 2 days before the remnants of Ike hit us so we were saturated to start with. I *think* I cannot leave my home now. Our street is blocked off with about 1.5 feet of water at the end of our driveway. Cross street 1 house away is also blocked off, with a lovely fountain of water coming *up* from the storm drain. My back yard is completely underwater - could launch a boat from our deck/dock. I've watched about 25 cars come to this intersection and turn around - I know where some of these folks live and coming this direction is not the short way to get to main roads, so I think we're surrounded. husband took thank you back up to Chicago, and the Bishop Ford was closed due to flooding by the time he started the return trip home. He's in a neighboring community right now, completely lost (you know, men and directions) because he can't get thru most streets. I finally told him to head back to main highway a couple of miles north and then try to come south via another route. We haven't lost power (yet) so sump pump is doing it's job, but... I thought last year's storm was bad (flooded basement, etc). For the first time in my life, I now have water coming out my sewer line!!! Fortunately the washer hooks into the sewer in the basement so hopefully it won't back up further into the house. I'm just thanking heavens that I paid attention when the village came around and told me to take the sump pump line out of the main sewer line - I would guess the folks that haven't done that are flooding now. Gosh, it's just a mess. I'm hoping husband somehow manages to get home because I'm really a disaster without him.