One more reason to curse the rain: A surge of water from a muddy creek hit Ranch House BBQ today. The restaurant didn't answer its phone when I called just now. Here's a report from the Associated Press:
In Olympia, the rain turned a normally small creek into a roiling, muddy surge of water that tore through a wall at the Ranch House BBQ. Tables and booths were strewn across the street, and a storage shed was pushed about 300 feet away.
Christy Romo, who lives just up the hill from the restaurant, said she could hear the floodwaters coming and started packing before the first floor of her cabin was inundated.
"I knew I wouldn't have much time," Romo said. "I heard a bang, and then saw the water rising quickly."
As she ran out her front door, Romo found her truck blocked by washed-up logs.
"I'm worried that something is going to give way and collapse," she said.