So I get a call from my mother while I'm in lab this afternoon ...
"You've got two inches of standing water in the basement and I can hear it pouring in ..."
Long story short ... the pipe coming into the basement from the well burst. We've got it jury-rigged for the moment, most of the water is sucked up, and the plumber is coming tomorrow. But that pretty much destroyed the time I was going to spend grading today.
The good news is that, other than some food, we seem to have come away pretty much unscathed. Most of the stuff on the floor was in plastic tubs and survived. Most of the rest will dry out, or launder.
For the record ... would the person who keeps pressing the "disaster" button on the SimCity game that is my life KINDLY STOP?