...and goodbye--we hardly knew ye. Dolly has come, and is on her way out bringing lots of rain with her. We are grateful for the respite in one hundred degree temperatures, and the rain that we have gotten from her. But, I am reminded of those whose impact from her is more severe. Some areas got up to six inches or more, and there are reports of power outages. I hope there are no fatalities or injuries from this storm. When I lived in Houston, there were always tropical storms kicking up their heels in the gulf, and we were always wary. I road out Hurricane Alicia huddled in a closed bathroom with my three children in the dark except for a flashlight. We were without power for three or four days--long enough to become grateful for cold showers to cool off, but having to boil water and cook on the grill. The kids thought it was great camping out kind of fun, but I said I would never ride another hurricane out. It gives you a whole new respect and awe for the power of nature.