Friday’s drenching rain brought much-needed relief to the parched areas of Floyd County…and maximum damage to the driveway of Chateau Thompson.

We weren’t alone. Washed out driveways abound near us on Sandy Flats Road and we noticed a number of gutted ones along Route 8 while en route to Christiansburg late Friday afternoon.

The rain washed out the home opener for Floyd County High School’s varsity football team Friday night. The game will be played tonight. It also means damp conditions for the county’s fair and harvest festival.

If the rain holds off for the next few days I might have time to retreive the DR PowerGrader from the shed and fill in the many ruts and valleys that now mark the entrance to our home.

Then it will be smooth again.

Until the next deluge