Rain, Rain, Go Away

Day 167 of Safer-at-Home here in Panama City Beach, Florida. Today’s statistics from Florida’s Community Coronavirus Dashboard for Bay County are 5,439 cases and 83 deaths, and for Florida are 669,100 cases and 11,263 deaths.

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We are having monsoon type weather here. My yard is saturated. Yesterday’s rain on top of the week’s rain, flooded my yard again. The screen-in porch again had too much rain, and the water was lapping at the edge of the entry to the laundry room. And of course the septic tank backed up again as it does when the yard is flooded. So I am mentally sending the rain clouds to the high plains, where some areas are in extreme drought. I am hoping the rain gods are listening.

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Because of the risk of flooding, I have been staying in the house, monitoring the water levels on the porch and dealing with the septic overflow. And feeling anxious every time it rains. But the sun is out now, so hoping things dry out quickly. And I did something as it turns out was not very smart. I had a wool area rug in the laundry room that had gotten wet during Tuesday’s flood. So on Thursday, I dragged in out on the porch and spread it out so it could dry out and I could dispose of it. So now with Friday’s heavy rains, it is soaked to the max and will take an eternity to dry out, and I am sure start to smell. Yuck!

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But all is not gloomy, as it was family Zoom day. And my granddaughter joined us from her dorm room at Vassar. She has been there a week, but yesterday was the first day they could socialize. Orientation has been via Zoom. She did give us a tour of her dorm room. Classes start tomorrow. It was good to see my daughters also and catch up on their lives.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Wear a Mask.

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