Teh Squeaky Wheel
Tuesday morning, firsties, Gerbil Nation!
I hope Teh Tejas contingent is safe and dry.
We went to a baseball game last night. Members of the military unfurled a huge American flag that covered the outfield and the Tech Sergeant who sang the National Anthem did it justice, unlike most versions I hear. It was a good game and there was an impressive fireworks display afterword. A fine end to a good weekend.
Glad you had a good time, Paddy. Have you folks had enough rain to take some of the pressure off? I think our local lakes are well filled now.
Nowhere near enough rain. While NorCal has gotten almost a normal year’s worth of rain, SoCal stands at about half of normal. That’s better than last year, but we really need above-average precipitation levels to refill our reservoirs and aquifers. Too bad Texas can’t send some our way. How are things in your neighborhood? How is Elena’s family?
Good morning / afternoon from Happy Larryville, GN!
Hai, Paddy and Mac!
Glad Paddy had a good time last night and share his thoughts re the rest of the Lone Start Gerbs.
Also nice that Mac’s local lakes are filled; now if only the El Niño conditions actually provide some rain in SoCal this winter…
We seem to have escaped much damage. We have fence damage and minor roof damage but no flood damage. The storms have been rather spectacular. It is hard to get things going on repairs because of the frequent rain and of course everyone having damage to repair. Everything is go on our new fence but I’m still waiting from last week to find out when they think they can start. Of course any estimate will be subject to weather. It is strange to see it go from shirt sleeve weather to violent storm in a short period and the AC is running throughout it all. I feel very lucky when I see the devastation in other areas, some not that far away.
I am more worried about Tex.
Paddy has mail from this morning.
Thanks, Mac. Gmail was giving me problems earlier. I could read messages, but not reply.
I’d like to thank all y’all for your kind words and gracious support. You truly are Good Gerbils and even better friends. I am touched by your kindness.
I think our local lakes are well filled now.
I agree. I’m still not looking that particular gift horse in the mouth, though.
We’re good, Mac. Soggy, but good.
Last night when the wall of rain and thunder was *just* hitting us, Mr. X thought it’d be a good idea to wear the fire dept. pager because over the noise we’d never hear it in the office.
We’re drying dishes and the thing went off. He yelped and then I yelped because he scared me. And lo and behold, fire call. He didn’t know it was a natural gas pumping station until after he got there -- AND it was in the open AND we had lightning all over the place. The s00per scary sh!t that breaks out in wicked little fingers.
On his way to the fire, a creek bottom we’ve never even seen have water flow over it was 2′ deep and at least 30′ across.
Between Saturday and this morning, we topped out at 4 3/4″ of rain.
And there’s moar supposedly coming all this week.
Glad you’re still above water and hope you remain that way.
(Supposed to be mostly rainy here this week, too; glad we’re partway up a hill, although we’re not expecting anything near the volume of water you guys got.)
The tale of Mr. X, the NG pumping station and lightning had a high pucker factor…criminy!