He went downstairs on Saturday morning to find this in his cellar:
8 or so inches of water found their way into his cellar. His brothers came over to help him and they used a small pump to try to get some out. When it got low enough, they rented a roto rooter and rooted out the drain and finally (at about 10:30 at night) most of the water drained out. You gotta love old houses! Luckily it is a cellar and not a basement and although the water was around the furnace and washer and dryer, no personal belongings of his got ruined.