The entire east coast is wet. It has been raining off and on (mostly on) for 7-8 days, and we all miss seeing the sun. It has popped out several times, for a minute or two this afternoon - but we need a full day of it.
I was supposed to leave tomorrow; going to Virginia Beach for a cousins reunion. At first, there were eight of us attending and little by little, everyone has backed out; some for health reasons and some due to the weather. Norfolk and the surrounding area is always flooded when there are days of torrential rains, and they were predicting a lot of that by the end of the weekend. Sort of defeats the purpose of a beach vacation when the weather is like this.
Most of us are retired, so we have the freedom to plan another trip in the spring; hopefully when the weather will be cooperating, and our health also.
Considering that we have had no major hurricanes or bad storms all summer, I find it annoying that we get a storm of this magnitude on this very weekend. Of course, the hurricane was not to blame for all this rain - that is another storm. Had Joaquin not turned back out to sea, the story would have been much worse. I suspect there were a lot of people praying that would happen (I was one.)