I just emailed my friend Tom, in California, about the family travels. It went something like this.
SWMBO has been in Venice, Florida, since Saturday night visiting her sister, who had her 83rd birthday today. When I spoke to her this evening she said there were two thunderstorms there today, in between of which they went to the beach and the pier so SWMBO could see the ocean (Gulf of Mexico). She said she had to drive through standing water on the streets to get back to her motel and added that they had more rain there just today than Phoenix has had all year! Highlight of the day: a white egret (hell, I don't know, maybe they're all white) walked right up to the house during one of the storms.
Meantime, the BRD and her Beau Jack are in the Turks and Caicos Islands for the wedding of one of BJ's sons.
As for me, I drove about a mile or less to the grocery store and back.