for the past five days while i have been sick in bed it has been raining, no pouring. today we are on flash flood and areal flood alert. the ground has literally become so saturated that it can hold no more moisture and the water has begun to pool, puddle and overflow in low-lying areas. meanwhile the flash flooding effects the creeks and streams as the water swells and overruns the banks. this is obviously very unusual weather in such an arid climate. in fact, i've never thought this ever before in colorado, but i wish it would stop raining.