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The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Flash Flood Warning for: Charles County in Southern Maryland. Northwestern St. Marys County in Southern Maryland. Southern Prince Georges County in central Maryland. Western Calvert County in Southern Maryland.

Until 6:45 pm EDT.

At 3:46 pm EDT, National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated very heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding. Up to 3 inches of rain has been reported across portions of the warned area. Additional rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch can be expected.


Some locations that are affected by the heavy rain include Andrews Afb, Camp Springs, Chesapeake Beach, Clinton, Dunkirk. Forestville, friendly, Golden Beach, Hollywood, La Plata. Leonardtown, Marlton, North Beach, Prince Frederick, St. Charles, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Saint Clements Bay, Breton Bay, Hallowing Point, Port Tobacco River, Sheridan point, Swan point and Wicomico River. Most flash flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the road. Floodwater usually is deeper than it appears. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. Make the smart choice when flooded roads are encountered, turn around, don’t drown.

Work without Hope



Lines Composed 21st February 1825

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair—
The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing—
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!
And I the while, the sole unbusy thing,
Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing.

Yet well I ken the banks where amaranths blow,
Have traced the fount whence streams of nectar flow.
Bloom, O ye amaranths! bloom for whom ye may,
For me ye bloom not! Glide, rich streams, away!
With lips unbrightened, wreathless brow, I stroll:
And would you learn the spells that drowse my soul?
Work without Hope draws nectar in a sieve,
And Hope without an object cannot live.

Game night

Nice supper with Allison, Karen, Marc and Mindy. Burgers, chicken, and vburgers were done on the press because of rain… they were well received. Potato salad, asparagus, Boston lettuce, corn on the cob, fruit salad. All good stuff. High spirits and good fun.


Apples to apples. Marc won with 7. Marc and Mindy first time playing.

Cards against humanity, Karen won, first time playing for Marc and Mindy again.