You want to talk about a “perfect storm”.
After a week of more or less solid rain we were expecting up to 10 inches more over the past weekend with all the moisture Joaquin was funneling into the air and said moisture being sucked in over us by a high level low pressure and just as it was beginning to come down the winds really picked up and the trees began to fall …
Needless to say power outages began to occur and phone lines began to fail.
To top it off our modem decided that then was the time to give over the ghost and up and died right in the middle of one of the Mrs.' Rom-Com's.
Being of Scots heritage we still have the first penny we found on the ground (OK, so we have a few more, now), and we have the equipment maintenance plan with our ISP so we got a new modem 'free' but we had to wait three to five business days for it to be delivered so we were unable to post until it arrived and we plugged it in.
We could have went out and bought one but we still have our money because we do not run willy-nilly and buy something we have already paid for so we waited - with the constant rain we decided we would rather stay dry anyway.
Luckily we did not have any outages here but the neighbors lost power and phone service so we became emergency central for all the neighbors seeking assistance in getting their power and/or phone turned back on asap.
What was noticeable during all this was that friends and neighbors stayed positive – after a week of no sunshine that can be a feat in of itself – some even turned the situation into an impromptu 'soggy bottom' party because they argued that since their asses were getting wet anyway why not have fun with it. Even though we had resolved to remain dry we did go to the party at a local eatery and let our asses 'get wet' as it were with our friends.
It was good to be around positive people especially since it seems that all the negativity is glorified today along with the stupidity … don't you think the last 35 years of ever more negativity and increasing stupidity is enough?