Monday, September 15, 2008

Water on the Brain

Wow. What a day this has been. If I were a car, my gears would be stripped – I’ve changed course that many times. It’s good to be busy so I won’t complain. I just was not in the right frame of mind to deal appropriately. I guess like much of our region, my brain is just waterlogged.

Was today like this for you?

This wouldn’t be an issue, but I’ve got a lot going on right now. My gray matter needs to get its act together. It probably would be a bad day to try and balance the ole checkbook.

It has looked like rain all day, while it hasn’t drenched us. It still looks really gray though rain is not in the forecast. The sun must have taken at least most of a vacation day as I’ve noted its presence only two or three times all day, and very briefly at that. I’m hoping that we don’t get any more rain. It hasn’t gotten above the mid-60s today so we’ve had neither sun nor warmth to really dry things out yet.

More rain would be tragic at this point. Not that we need more tragedy. Yesterday’s weather killed three people in the St. Louis area. Two were washed away. A third was struck by a falling tree limb. Unbelievably sad.

One of my colleagues, who lives in a neighboring ‘burb that was hard-hit yesterday, thought she escaped unscathed – until she opened her car door and a foot or so of water came pouring out. Most of the others who were affected had water come into their basements. I didn’t hear of anything too major. That’s something to be very grateful for.

So, if you’re dry, great! Hope you stay that way. And if you are among the water weary, here’s some commiseration and every hope that you dry out very soon.

7 comments:

Dee said...

I heard a forecast predicting that the skies would clear and we'd see that big ol' harvest moon - which should be rising around 7:08. Um, I seem to be writing this at 7:07. *goes to look*

Jayne said...

Count me among the water-weary. It's rained every one of my days off for two weeks. Discouraging. And, my boyfriend got home from hurricane assistance in Louisiana on Saturday and on Sunday was put on standby to go to Texas to help out with Ike. Sigh.

NV said...

KayO -- WAY too much cloud cover to see the moon. d*mn!

Jayne -- I so feel your pain. Sorry hear about your dude maybe headin' back out. He should get to stay home for a while at least.

Vicki said...

It's amazing how far inland that hurricane went with the strength to still do so much damage. I hope that's it for your area.

Ann said...

I'm not water weary here in the desert, but I'm sure sorry for anyone suffering right now due to all that's happening due to the weather. My heart goes out to y'all.

NV said...

V -- That's the one thing I can't figure out: how did St. Louis and Chicago get so battered? It's not like Texas is right next door! Thanks. I think this was it for a while.

Ann -- Thanks, Ann. So many people have been affected by this and really caught off guard.

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