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It’s raining. It’s been raining here for long enough that I have almost forgotten what it’s like when it doesn’t rain everyday. It’s rained soooo much that the ground and the storm drains and the creeks can’t take any more and there are floods every where. Roads are closed, bridges are out. When it does stop, it doesn’t really go away, it just lurks, ready to suddenly drench anyone who thinks now might be a good time to dash to the store.
Thursday I did just that- walked to the store. Since I’m not really stupid, I took my umbrella. By the time I had finished my business the skies had opened up and another great deluge was upon us. I waited to see if it would let up enough for my umbrella to actually offer some protection. Heaven responded with harder faster rain. I ultimately got tired of waiting and since I was not finding my fantasies of spending the night in the store very satisfying- I went for it.
At one intersection the only place I could cross was thru 8 inches of swirling water. I said “Oh, well, I’m on my way home (Yay!). I have towels, my feet will dry.” When I stepped into that water it felt just like it did when I was 5. When I loved to find puddles deep enough to watch the water roll over the top of my rain boots and fill up to the top. My shoes were gloriously squishy wet and it was O.K.