It's been raining pretty much continuously for the last three days. This morning, I went out for a walk in the rain anyway, my blood sugar levels needing some sort of help and the trailer not being a place where one can get any meaningful exercise. Driving from Mehama to Albany on OR-226, we ran through a spot where water was flowing over the road, but fortunately only an inch or two deep, and it was a straight stretch of road, so we just splashed a bit. But all around us, we observed high-flowing rivers and flooded low-lying areas. The geese and ducks seem happy enough, but the cows, sheep, and horses standing wetly in the fields of the eastern Willamette Valley seemed less pleased with the situation.
Tomorrow afternoon, sometime after 3:30 -- how much later depends on just how delayed the train is -- Lisa and I board the Coast Starlight for the Bay Area, and sometime on January 2, we expect to arrive there. Sometime even later that day -- at least I hope that same day -- we'll send Lisa back to Oregon on the northbound Starlight. Then I'll try and get back on something approaching a routine schedule.