Sunday, August 24, 2008
Mama Nature Sure Can Be Bitchy
As the dearly departed James Brown might have said, "Good God, Y'all!"
Tropical Storm Fay came and squatted over us for two days, pissing over twenty inches of water. As much as I bitch about the lack of rain, I was overcome and in awe of the amount of it I saw coming from the sky in the last two days.
But we're still standing and our power's back on. I have to say that if you have water, gas, and a good camp light, life is not so bad without electricity. This is not to say that I'm not incredibly glad to have the prospect of sleeping with air conditioning before me tonight.
I raise a glass to John Gorrie, that crazy man who made AC possible.
I raise a glass to the people who built this house this house so strong and true.
And mostly, I raise a glass to the trees in my yard which are standing upright and tall.