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Monday, May 15, 2006

Flood Day

Friends, you know things are going to be ok when you wake up to this announcement:

Public Schools are closed today Monday, May 15, 2006 due to flooding making some roads impassible and creating hazardous driving conditions.

All weekend I waded through knee-deep rivers of water and dealt with rain-frizzed hair, endured temporary blindness induced by rain-splattered glasses and forced The Boy to carry my Mother's Day present inside his coat- but this, this makes it all worth it.

So you see? It's not all bad. I've even learned a thing or two about myself over the last 8 days of unending rain. For example, I don't enjoy 8 days of unending rain. Normally I wouldn't mind the rain at all, change of weather is one of the things I like most about New England. In fact, I love thunder and lightning storms- all that electricity in the air is super exciting. I wouldn't even think twice if it was 4 or 5 days of rain in a row; a pretty frequent occurence. 4 or 5 days I could write off as much needed plant drinkage. But heading into day 8 with no hope of reprieve is a bit much to ask of anyone.

At the time, some two years ago on a beautiful summer day, my purchase of a Honda Civic made sense. It seemed like a good deal; sturdy enough and cheap- a perfect offering, should the Accident Gods see fit to take this car as well. Ugly, yes. Uncomfortable, hell yes. But dependable. This was all before the floods. The floods made me recognize my folly. Now I see I made a mistake in not going with the WWII amphibious landing vehicle. I'm sorry I always made fun of you, Duck Boat Tours; now, you may be the only thing that could get me back to my library without floating off the highway.

As I lay in bed this morning after a leisurely sleep-in, I contemplated the days ahead. I know that varying degrees of coldness and wetness await me. But for now, I've got my bed, my computer, and a few good books. Bring it on, weather. Bring it on.


Blogger MyUtopia rocks hardcore!

I hope the rain lets up soon. Glad you got a day off out of it though!

10:08 AM


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