While that was going on, Bob came by to pick up baseball tickets for later this week. I asked him if he was going to Milwaukee to watch the Cubs/Astros game that had been moved there tonight because of Hurricane Ike. He said he wasn't, as he was going to the games later this week and up to Milwaukee for the season finale there. This turned out to be a mistake, because Carlos Zambrano pitched a no-hitter for the Cubs tonight. Ok, now who could have predicted that?
The flooding in central Des Plaines is pretty bad, because that's where the river is and it's way over flood stage. Fortunately, we're about as far from the river as you can get and still be in Des Plaines, so it's dry here, save for the field behind the house. All of the schools in the area are closed tomorrow, which isn't a great surprise.
And the rain finally stopped in the middle of the afternoon, so with any luck, the water will start going down soon.