Wanna see what life on the edge of a hurricane looks like? If you embiggen this photo, you can see how hard it's raining. And it's been raining like this over and over all day. The weather people at NOAA (national oceanic and atmospheric administration) say this is not technically the edge of Hurricane Bill but that Bill is sitting off the coast and is not allowing this system to move away. It's stuck. So, we're stuck. It started around 1 in the morning when we were awakened by thunder and lightning and a downpour of biblical proportions. It lasted about an hour.
This morning the sky was light grey but the darkness rolled in and the lightning and thunder and then the rain came back. For about another hour.
Then the sun came out and although the temp has dropped about 10 degrees from yesterday's 93F, the heat of the sun made the air seem liquid in its humidity. There were two more ferocious bouts this afternoon and now it's thundering again. I'm starting to be thankful for Pk's woodworking abilities. We will be building our Ark soon.
Our house sits on the bottom of a hill and the clay around here can only absorb so much water before it just runs off. Our crawlspace is full of water so we got out the pump and are pumping it every hour or so to keep the water out of the house. It's more fun than you can shake a stick at!
See the blue swirl? That's Bill. He's finally moving off the coast and is headed to New England (watch out Annie and Amy!) and then on to Canada.
The upside of all of this? (come on, you knew I'd find one). We won't have to worry about drought conditions for a long, long time.
Wherever you are on this ahem, lovely, weekend, I hope you're dry and doing something fun.