Could it be sunlight? Could it be that light that shines down upon life here in the country when Mother Nature is not dumping inches on top of inches of rain upon us?

God, let’s hope so. Thursday’s deluge destroyed what little was left of the driveway at Chateau Thompson. I graded it enough last night to restore some semblance of a surface but will have to let it dry more to finish the job.

Flash flood warnings expired at 6 a.m. today and the National Weather Service says we might have an "isolated" thunderstorm or two today but that the next three days should be sunny and warm.

We can dream.