Well it's Tuesday morning here in WV's eastern panhandle. The power is still on, the wind is calm, and the rain is just a cold drizzle. This is not at all what we were expecting, but I'm not complaining at all. The area to my southwest got pounded with heavy snow but we did not get that up here. Meanwhile, the DC area got flooded like crazy but we here missed that, too. Half a million people in and around DC are without power today and the Potomac River is still rising, promising the worst flooding in 16 years when it peaks later today. But here on this side of the Blue Ridge, I didn't even get any basement flooding, proving again that the $400 I spent to have the back of my house re-graded to direct water away from the house instead of towards it like it was when I bought the place was the best money I ever spent. Likewise, the time spent this past week-end clearing and improving the drainage ditch and cleaning out the gutters paid off in spades.
In sum, life's good here. I'm thankful. I've just got a ton of leaves to pick up when the rain stops.
How'd the rest of you in the storm's path fare?