Inevitably at least twice each season I will leave the house, drive 45 minutes and walk some of my favorite grouse spots for hours and hours, seeing nothing. Admitting defeat on that day, I will drive 45 minutes back home, only to find a covey of birds in the driveway...
Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch
Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt
Copperwing Distillery in St. Louis Park has a nice smooth whiskey. Supposed to introduce a new bourbon in a couple weeks too.
There are a lot of apps available for that. Search your app store for "phone tracking" or something similar. Many give you the ability to share your positions so you both can see each other live. You might even have an app already on your phone. For example, I have Lookout Security installed on my phone and it includes the ability to find the location of my phone from another phone or PC.
Watch your City Ordinances. Some city's require a back-flow preventor, and it can be VERY expensive.
I have both the battery backup, and the water driven sump pumps in my pit--all at different elevations, and feel very confident.
When the water comes up, and the power goes out, the battery backup starts working. After that the water driven sump pump will kick in. The water driven pump will keep pumping until the power is restored and the main pump returns everything to normal.
There is always water pressure in a power outage (from the tower). Cities keep the tower full for fire protection