Since the storms and tornadoes rolled through Springfield last Sunday night, I’ve been looking around online at generators.  The kind that hook up to the natural gas line and kick on immediately are very tempting – and starting at around $1800 makes them a definite option.  But, I know deep down that it’s overkill so most likely won’t get one of those.  Instead I’m sure I’ll end up with a typical gas powered portable.  Nowhere near is cool, but would still keep me from bailing water the next time we don’t have electricity.

A generator in combination with a battery backup sump pump, and a regular spare pump should get us setup how I want.  I’ve been saying for months how I at least needed to have a second pump on hand for when my current one decides to crap out.