I promised myself a day off today so that I could put up our Christmas lights and go watch Katy’s ballet program. Heavy rain started falling yesterday, and it continued today. Even so, I spent the morning putting lights up on our fence. Just about the time I finished, Williams Creek crested and water started backing up into our yard. The power cords for the lights are now under several inches of water so I don’t dare plug them in. So much for all that work in the rain. Around 10:15 we heard that there was a tornado warning out, but it was cancelled about 30 minutes later. We’ve had numerous power lines down throughout Ferndale, and in fact there is one big power pole near Fernbridge that snapped in half and it’s amazing that it didn’t pull the lines down. It’s still standing, suspended by the power lines. I don’t know how they plan to fix it, and I wouldn’t want that job. The weather service warned us about this series of storms, and for once I’d have to say that they were right on the money. I always wanted waterfront property!