You know how it snowed, then it rained, then it kept raining while the snow melted?
Welcome to standing water in your basement. Population: you, a mop and a bucket.
The best part is I wasn't supposed to even wake up until 9am, but the death-rattle gurgling of the sump pump somehow making water ooze up my bathtub drain at 6:45am got me up. The I unfortunately checked the basement, and mopped for an hour until I decided I needed coffee to continue.
Somehow the real estate agents left this part out when they talked about the joys of home ownership.