We celebrated Labor Day today by doing absolutely no labor. We had planned on going to the beach but in the night, about 2 a.m., I heard the rain hitting the roof. Soon it was a thunderstorm. Not long after that the deluge hit and it rained continuously all morning and continued on into the afternoon. Erin wanted to get back to Raleigh before dark so she set out by 2 p.m. There would be no beach today. There would be nothing as the rains continued to pelt the area so hard it was difficult to step outside and make the seven steps to the vehicles. Feeling a bit claustrophobic, I had to get out for a road trip. Robin and I decided to head to Surf City. The streets through the town were flooded by the thunderstorms and as you would drive through them, waves of water would jettison high above the Jeep. This was the best undercarriage washing it’s ever experienced. So I guess some involuntary labor did get done. Hope all your outings, picnics and festivities went well.