Normally, Portland, OR doesn't get weather. We're sort of like Shangri-la. But today the skies opened up with thunder and lightening and a real gully washer just about struck us down. This is happening more and more, as often as once every three years these days. I think it's global warming. Look at our front yard! A torrent of water came gushing out of our neighbor's backyard and dug this gully into our lawn! I think I'll sue her and use the money to hire someone to pull the weeds out of what remains of our yard.