September 12, 2010. As I sit here now, thunder and lightning take over the night skies, and I'm sure the rivers are swelling as the rain has been falling in sheets. When I drew this earlier today, there was no sign of a storm. It's Budenfest weekend in Kandern, and people come from all around to enjoy the amazing tastes and throngs of visitors. Just yesterday, as we sat in the wrestling club's booth enjoying schnitzel and onion pizza, I commented, "This is the first Budenfest I remember without rain."