The rain simply won’t stop. If I were a journalist I’d go look at the statistics and offer them up here as evidence to support my thesis. But I’m not and won’t. All I can tell you is that it has rained (or snowed) here every other day since the first of October.

It was the wettest autumn in the last sixty years.

We have a fire pit in the backyard and usually enjoy many fall evenings around a fire, but we had no opportunity for that last season as everything was too wet to burn.

There’s a foot of water pooled inside the fire pit now.

The air has been damp for so long that mold has started growing on the sides of my tool shed and all along our privacy fence. Water is standing in low places in the yard because there’s nowhere for it to go - the ground is too saturated to accept any more.

And it won’t stop raining…