Our first major storm since we moved to Florida.
My rain cup has been awash and overflowing for hours now.
The view from our front door
Steady rain hasn't flooded us yet.
Just don't walk up to my front door
The view from the back
A tiny bend in the gutter has been overflowing right onto the patio screen.
I could not get outside with the camera to show you even with the overflow here, the water is still gushing out of the drain spout on the corner.
Our cat, Mohawk abandoned the patio he loves for the dry comfort of the living room.
Looking unperturbed, but the fact that he is inside speaks volumes.
High tide is in a half hour and is apparently wreaking havoc along US 19 since the water can no longer drain off into the Gulf.
..so far, so good at Tortoise Cottage. We are only spectators watching the drama outdoors at this time. No limbs down, no damp spots on the ceiling and the electricity is working fine. Maybe I'll bake.