Apparently, the half foot of rain that has fallen in the last week has so saturated the soil, that today's rainfall caused the flooding under my house.
Hopefully, when things dry out in a day or two, the furnace will re-light without problems. I am not realistically expecting that to happen; but it would be nice. And the rain is still falling. They say it is supposed to stop sometime early tomorrow morning. Fingers are crossed.
Hmmm, what is this that I see in the crystal ball? Ah yes, a very expensive repair bill, or maybe an even more expensive different type of heating system.