the rain has stopped for the moment,
the clouds have parted and behind them I see...
I see more clouds. crap.
It is not raining as hard as yesterday and that has given the local rivers a chance to recede ever so slightly. We have been very fortunate here as there were evacuations to the north and south of us. The road behind our house being the main arterial in and out of several smaller towns. There is some flooding across that road and it reaches our back yard but so far has stopped there. In the front of us, about 1/2 mile away is the Puyallup river and it is behaving only because the Army Corp of Engineers has closed a dam upriver. This is a temporary solution and soon they will have to release some of that water. Doing it in increments will hopefully keep any flooding to a minimum.
My skylights have also stopped leaking for the most part. I feel somewhat silly getting upset about it when there is so much water everywhere else but that's just how it works. It's a distraction from the bigger mess outside. We've got it covered up on the roof and the kitchen is dry again...we'll deal with the repair later.
Thank you all so much for the concern, good thoughts and prayers, and the offers of help. I appreciate every single one of you ;) Take care and be safe---I know there are winter woes all over.