I was at St. Boniface Church on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL this afternoon to preside at a 4:00 p.m. funeral.
When I left St. B's at about 4:45 p.m. there were a few raindrops.
By the time I got to the north bridge off the Key I was in a major sub-tropical storm.
Such heavy rain.
Fabulously beautiful lightning, and instant thunderclaps.
Heavily flooded roads.
Visibility of approx 120 yards.
A slow and cautious drive.
Once on Circus Blvd. saw that the Bobby Jones Golf Course was entirely flooded.
Once at home saw that my Lanai was also flooded.
Does anyone have a spare $20,000 which I could use to replace my leaky Lanai windows?
The pond at the back of my home was at an "all time" high ( at least since 2006 when I retired here).