this was the flight of stairs that i had to climb this morning on my way to work. no, it is not a pretty waterfall that is nearby, it is stairs.
i woke up this morning (for the second time) at about 5am to the wonderful sounds of rain (HARD rain) intermixed with thundering booms and flashes of lightning. it was fantastic as i have missed the good old midwest storms with these elements since i have been living in the NW. naru has given me one of the best storms of my life today. thunder has sounded for most of the day and it has rained more here in the last 12 hours than i have ever seen it rain in my life. the streets this morning were like rivers, and as you can see from this keitai snap shot, water was flowing everywhere. i rather liked it, but the islanders didnt so much and started elementary/jr high an hour late due to the excessive downpour.
fingers crossed that it does not interfere with my travels back to the states that start tomorrow. look out america, here i come!!