The past week here was a total washout. We had over 10 inches of rain on Wednesday, thanks to the tropical storm Lee passing by and being held in place over the northeast by a hurricane out in the Atlantic. Or at least, that's what I thought they said was the cause on the TV weather report. My son called that day to see if our animals were lining up in pairs yet. (If we got flooded out up on our hill, they surely would be!)
The storm left a path of devastation worse than that which was seen as a result of the horrible Hurricane Agnes in this area back in 1972. Many people's homes were left in a state of disaster. It's heart-wrenching to think of the loss and the aftermath. It all happened so fast, folks really didn't have time to prepare for the flooding, and barely had time to escape the rising waters themselves in some places. Thankfully, the only problem we suffered here was a few inches of water in the cellar. Not enough to cause any real damage.
Isn't it kind of ironic that the last quilt that got finished here before the storm was Cyndi F's Storm At Sea? It turned out beautifully, and she sent a photo just like she promised: