The winds didn't do any significant damage in our neighborhood, although some trees were knocked down. But there was nothing to complain about in our immediate vicinity. In fact, it even cleared the two-inch layer of leaves from the driveway. :)
This morning is another story, though. It's raining heavily out our way (although I'm at work, now). Poor visibility, hydroplaning with water standing in the ever-present ruts, heavy traffic, and an accident in the left lane and median, about halfway here.
Naturally, since no one in Alaska's ever seen an accident, traffic was backed up for a mile and a half, going only about 8 mph as folks slowly merge into the center lane and rubberneck at the twisted remains of pickup trucks.
Thanks to the water-filled ruts, there were places where I had to slow down to 30 or less, just to keep it on the road. It seems the nice, quiet summer tires on my SUV don't handle standing water at all.
Oh, well. I made it safely here, and can always get new summer tires next spring.
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We're debating whether to bother watching the Presidential debate next week. Apart from already having made up our minds, we know that the news outlets will air their favorite clips, making points, distorting and/or adding to what the opponent said, and generally making the audience nauseous.
Oh, I'm sorry ... is my disdain showing?