Haven't been here for a while. RAIN and more RAIN! Almost 3 inches of rain since it started about 3 hours ago. It's all over the Weather Channel and we usually don't have "weather", just "climate", so for California to be on the Weather Channel is really something, It's in the 50s, there are flash flood warnings and also mud slide warnings, so far not too bad but the ground is so soaked that any more rain will make us float out into the ocean. There are two more storms waiting for us off the coast, there has been more rain than in the last 6 years, we welcome the rain just not so much at this rate, nice and slow is what we would like to fill up the reservoirs, lakes and aquifers. There has also been a lot of wind so that the rain was whipping against the windows. Although where I live there are embankments and lots of hilly terrain it has all been planted with trees and bushes over 50 years ago so the terrain is quite stable. There is probably a river running down the middle of the underground garage again but that is banked where it will run out into the street. A while ago I looked out and the water on the street was as high as the curb and the wind was whipping it so much that it looked like surf.