I realize there is probably nothing more boring than blogging about the weather, but I can’t help myself. I need to get this out of my system:
I have had enough rain and it is time for it to stop. Now.
We have had rain for about 10 days straight now, and the land and construction in California is just not able to handle this deluge. I have lived most of my life in the northern midwest and used to laugh when Californians would complain about mere rain on the news. The world sees us whining about rain on the Rose Bowl parade, but after living here, I understand that rain is serious business. I can honestly say that I have never seen a place more affected by, well, weather. After these days of rain, rivers are flooding, roads are impassable, tens of thousands of people are without power, homes are sliding down hillsides, mudslides are sliding onto highways…. you get the picture.
I am in a continuous state of monitoring my own house. Right now, water is seeping in underneath the house, it is coming in through the foundation all along the front and one of the sides, the roof is leaking, water is pouring through one of my windowsills and running down a 1.5 story wall (inside the wall as well), I lost power, and my hillside is saturated, soggy and mushy. My neighbors lost a large Eucalyptus tree. The one bright spot is that my spiffy new drain is working well, otherwise I would have even more water flowing under the house!
I have a summertime of drainage work and roof repair ahead of me, but for now, I just want the rain to stop.