Well, our house is situated on a bit of a slope. So with all of the rain and flooding, portions of my backyard are now in my front yard. It sure isn't pretty. In fact it's a really big mess. But we'll get it all sorted out as the weather continues to improve, and I'm glad that we are getting the rain that we so desperately need. I just wish it wasn't all at once.
Funny you should ask. I was on that ACE train that got hit by the mudslide as we were traveling through Niles Canyon. It was terrifying, and I'm still a bit out of sorts. But fortunately, not a single person was seriously injured. Everyone on the train was so happy about that. At the end of the day it was just an inconvenience, and I've heard that the train was not seriously damaged so that's good, too.
I work in Silicon Valley and the rain and flooding has made my daily commute a nightmare. With all of the road closures, traffic is a mess. Many of my colleagues have been able to work from home, and I envy them. Given the nature of my own work though, I need to go into the office, no matter how long it takes to get there and to then get home.
More than anything, this awful weather has gotten me into a major funk. I'm just in a bad mood a lot of the time, for no reason other than that I hate all of the rain and flooding. I'll be so happy when this is all behind us.
Mostly I'm impacted by muddy paw prints. Every time I let my dogs out into the backyard, they come back inside with muddy paws, so I have to get down on my knees to wipe up the mess with a towel. There's that, and also, having to exercise indoors, instead of outdoors the way I prefer.
-- Compiled by Nancy and Jeff Lewis
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