checking in from a close-in suburb of Washington, D.C.--7 inches of rain in 36 hours, biggest gust over the back porch measured 64 mph, but this time we kept our power. got the freezer all cleaned out and made big pot of chili to live on just in case. now we don't have to cook for a bit.

but gee, has it turned cold and raw! 38 F this AM.

if you need your Federal Government for anything, they'll be back in the office tomorrow. it's been really nice and quiet with the Metro shut down!