I figured I should check in and let my family know that I am doing okay. My mom called me Sunday while I was at LACMA but the reception was poor and I couldn't talk. Silly me, I forgot to call her back yesterday. The above pictures are from Sunday when I was driving home. It was about 4:30 in the afternoon. This is pretty much how it has been for a week now. I'm sick of it.
I am grateful though because I live in a relatively safe location. I don't live close enough to any hillsides so I don't think my apartment is in any kind of danger. I just have to be careful when and where I drive. Getting to and from work this week will be a challenge since the Santa Monica mountains separate me from my destination.
I know people who don't live out here can't really relate and think we're a bunch of whiny mambie pambies but it really is pretty intense. We are currently at the 5th highest rain level since records began being kept in the late 1800s. If this keeps up much longer, we will by-pass the record. There's a pretty good chance we will too because the weather people are predicting a couple more days of this crap. Rain here also means snow in the surrounding mountains. They had blizzard conditions to the point of white outs over the weekend. Staying close to home, for the most part, is paying off though. I've been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing.