Leaving work a couple of hours early, we drove as far west as Florence and Junction City, Kansas. We ended up following several tornado warned storms but high precipitation reduced visibility.
On the way back east to KC, a very strong conglomeration of storms caught up with us. For the last 40 miles or so incredibly heavy rain made it nearly impossible to see the non reflective lane markings and slowed most drivers down to a near standstill on the freeway. One of the cells that passed just 10 miles or so from home produced hail over an inch in diameter.
Today I effected the buyback of my Volkswagen Jetta TDI. I was definitely disappointed that the "clean diesel" I had purchased was not what I thought it was, despite overall having a good ownership experience.
This week Cha-Am, a Thai restaurant that's been in Berkeley for thirty years or so and long a favorite of mine, closed down. The owners are retiring to spend more time with family, and they will be sorely missed.