|peafowl seem to like hiding from the rain on the porch|
The house can deal with the rain. The roofs and gutters have been able to handle the dense inundations pretty well, so far. The cistern is full, and the overflow pipe works as planned. The house is dry inside, which is no easy feat with wind-driven rain propelled against every exterior wall surface. There is one very small, intermittent leak which we'll fix as soon as the storm passes, but otherwise the combination of good design, detailing and construction has left us with a very sound building envelope.
The landscape needs work. We still have a lot of planting to do, but we also need to rework some of the grading (the level and slope of the ground) so that water drains away from the house better. We're in no danger of flooding, yet, but we're concerned that water standing against the foundation is starting to fuel algae growth on the concrete, which we want to avoid. We also need to work on reducing the ponding of water, especially at the corner in front of the house, where the two streets drain into our front yard.