I've got a couple of home improvement projects in progress, and all this rain the past few weeks has been challenging.
We tore down our deck, and replaced it with a screened in porch. We replaced the siding, and all the trim boards, and are painting the house. However, all the gutters are off awaiting painting of the trim boards (including those to which the gutters will be affixed) and so rain flows directly around the house, has a chance to accumulate and seep in a few places in the basement.
Yesterday, the sloping ground under the porch was excavated to be flat and put in drainage and a pea gravel base, but of course the rain comes before the work can be completed and I've got a muddy quagmire now. Had to go out at 5:30 this morning and place tarps strategically to deflect all the roof runoff away from the pit. Mud, mud, mud.