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October 22, 2007

oh look, current in the street

I can post this now that it's quit raining. Finally.

Piles of places had a bit of street flooding today in town,
and mine was no exception. I'd given up on going downtown at
all a few hours earlier, and about 1pm I was on the phone,
and looked out a front window and freaked. "Oh shit. Mom
I think my car might be flooded, let me go out the window onto
the balcony and take a look."

I escaped with a bunch of trash tangled all over my wheels and
on the axle by the muffler, and a little bit of water on the
floor in the passenger side, just by the doors. Not bad at all.
My neighbor in the miata didn't do quite as well, he's got to
dry out quite a bit more. Poor thing sounded awful.

An October day in the late 80s seemed really similar to today,
that one involved walking the last mile or so home with my dad
carrying my sister on his shoulders, and 4th grade me got to
make the long walk still in a school uniform, ugly plaid skirt,
water up to my waist, and wearing flip-flops, because the nuns
had made us leave our school shoes so they wouldn't get ruined.

Found pictures of that, actually, while looking for mustang
pictures a while ago. I still remember how cold it was.

Someone remind me to buy some shrimp boots.

music: Norah Jones: Come away with me

candice at October 22, 2007 10:57 PM


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