05 August 2008

Eddie the Wimp

Here you see Lakrids the Intrepid Storm Chaser, decidedly bored by the whole Edouard thing. It rained all day, but the predicted tropical storm-force winds never materialized. The storm also didn't seem to include any thunder/lightning, at least not in our neck of the woods. We had a scarier, more fierce storm last weekend in a normal quick Texas thundershower.

My impression from radar is that we've seen the worst of what we're going to get. So it was just a quiet, rainy day for us. Others lost power -- some 13,000 people supposedly are dealing with that annoyance right now. We've avoided that problem, unless they do as they did after Rita, and subject us to rolling blackouts for the next few days while they try to get the power grid back online. We'll see....

The good news: The backyard is very green & not a lake. All the work on the drainage did exactly what it was supposed to do -- yay!

2 comments:

Marion said...
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Wil said...

Sorry you didn't get to have a true "Hurricane Party" from Edouard's passing. Still and all, it beats swimming out of the hood, I suppose...

Your place looks pretty good. Did the crew from "Desperate Landscapes" show up? Or did you have to foot the bill for all the yardscaping?

Lakrids is looking fit. Houston is agreeing with him. Hope you are finding it agreeable, too.