The rain is the big story here, as in record-breaking hard rains. We had 2.5″ yesterday (well 9AM on the Sunday till 9AM this morning) and today has been worse by far. It is rather scary especially since there are some steep slopes in my yard and my neighbor’s yard slide down into my ravine once several years ago and the neighbor yelled at me and threatened law suits and all sorts of scary things even though water does not go uphill. Anyway, we have all worked at stabilizing the banks over the last few years but rains like this trigger all sorts of fears and my backyard has a number of new lakes in it. The Seattle P-I says it is a record-breaking storm with more to come. Anyway, I’ve started work on another book, this time a book of my haiku. And Anja came over to take measurements for the cabinet with an ironing surface on top. She was going to get the lumber, but the rain stopped that idea. I have spent a lot of the afternoon reading, trying to ignore the pounding noise of the rain, snuggled in my recliner with Calliope. Much of the island lost power this afternoon for a few hours, but thankfully mine hasn’t gone out, at least not yet. Winds and rain frequently mean power outages. Enough for now.
for a book