Yesterday morning was just plain scary. Somehow, in spite of gale-force wind and torrential rain, we made it through intact here. My neighbor lost one of the huge oaks in her pasture, but no horses were hurt. A friend of Joel's was right, it did sound like the windows were being power-washed. In a walk-around later, I saw that, indeed, the glass has been scoured clean! I delayed going to the barn until, thankfully, the wind dropped. The rain continued to pour down. Even though I put my barn coat in front of the fire later, it was so soaked that it was not dry by evening chores; that's wet.
Light enough to see now, the sky looks pretty clear. More rain is due tomorrow, but I'll be happy for the break today.