The Landfill Dungeon is dry! Thank you Terra Firma!

You’ve heard of a coffee break? We took a twitter break at my work this afternoon! We had a loverly little rainstorm this afternoon. In the midst of that, I stuck my nose into twitter to check out what was going on around town and wow, what a mess. Photos and videos galore of torrential rain and flooded streets. Stalled vee-hickles and nutty drivers. Fun times. Actually I was glad I was at work.

As luck would have it (good luck for once), I had a pretty dry commute. When I got home? The dungeon was dry! Bone dry! I think this was the acid test for Terra Firma’s work on our wall last fall. Good job, folks.

I was not tuned in to the fact that today is the 8th anniversary of my brother’s death until I saw photos of him on Facebook. Those were pleasant surprises. I really don’t want to talk much about his death or the day he died. I will say that the day *before* that somewhat unexpected event, I was in a big argument with the UU about garbage, of all things. The UU may not even remember this (I hope he doesn’t) but I was kind of angry at the time. Looking back, if I had known what was going to happen the next day, who hauled what garbage home from Houghton Lake would have been the last thing I’d have argued with anyone about. Life is too short for that shit. Sorry about that Bob.

My brother died before Facebook and seeing his photo on there is always kind of a surprise, albeit pleasant, as I said. The Engineer could certainly do email and surf the web, etc. but he died before we got into the connected world we have today, with iPhone and facebook and texting yada yada. I think it was the fall before he died that bigbandboy pinged me via instant messenger one Sunday afternoon. I forget what we talked about but it was so much fun. The last email exchange I had with him — literally days before he died — we were talking about upgrading the parents’ computer. He didn’t reply to my last message about that…

Today, seeing photos of him playing the trombone and “driving” the Ryerson and being happy made me feel like I had to mark this anniversary somehow. I wonder what bigbandboy would’ve done with social media. What profile pics would he have used and who-all would he have connected with. The Lintula brothers for sure. Parker? Boat Nerd and any of the Great Lakes freighter boys who are now on-line. He’d’ve loved those guys. And many many many others. Much more social than yer fav-o-rite blahgger…

Love you bro. Hope you’re keeping the ‘rents in line. The Commander needs a little more supervision than Grandroobly. She can be a piece o’ work… [wink]

3 Responses to “The Landfill Dungeon is dry! Thank you Terra Firma!”

  1. Paulette Says:

    We had thunderstorms here too with fits of downpours. It cleaned up the beach nicely. I walked tonight and the water was as still as I have ever seen it. So all is ready for your return. Do not pack the glubs. 🙂

  2. jane Says:

    Ah Jimbo. great (?) memories of him chasing me with little green snakes thru the beach grass. 😉 lots of other memories, but those are very clear in my long ago memory.

  3. Margaret Says:

    My brothers died so far before technology that I can’t imagine them with it. My youngest brother isn’t a fan, so I doubt they would have been either. Photos bring back memories and they are bittersweet.