Branch manager

It was windy enough yesterday that I became a weeeee bit worried about trees falling. We’ve had two trees fall on our house since we’ve lived here and there are frequent incidents in the woods although that is far enough behind us that they don’t usually affect us. Except for the time lightning exploded and splintered a tree, which sent shrapnel around a couple block radius.

Branches were hitting the roof yesterday and I did hear something come down and hit, I dunno, the roof or Cygnus’s roof before it continued to the driveway. I took a look and Cygnus looked okay (whew!). This morning I went out and there was a branch down in front. It’s not a very big branch, small enough that I could easily drag it off the public sidewalk.

Then I took a River Ride to see if there was any flooding. And there was but it was nothing spectacular, just the usual stuff where some of the benches and pick-a-nick tables at Delhi Metro were partially under water.

I did not check the basement. I didn’t need to check the basement. The only time the Landfill Dungeon has flooded because of a storm was when Hurricane Ike raked a finger up through here. And that wasn’t what I would call an actual flood. The crappy carpet was damp. There was a period of time where the basement wall was cracked and water was seeping in through that but we hired Terra Firma and they fixed that up but good.

There’s a part of me that almost wishes for a bit of a basement flood because it might hasten the Landfill Flinging Prodject if things (that we are NOT USING and no one else wants) get ruined. But I know better than to wish for something like that.

Chilly today so I wore a turtleneck and tights and covered my legs with a blanket. A beach urchin encouraged me to turn the furnace on. I was not ready to do that. I resist turning on the furnace until at least October and I really wasn’t uncomfortable, especially after our hot summer. Soon enough we’ll have to run the furnace. For today I could still hear crickets.

Okay, just heard on the radio that the two main age groups with confirmed COVID cases in our county are those from 5-11 and 18-22. Well. As for the 5-11 group, what were they thinking opening the schools when kids that age can’t (yet) get vaxxed. 18-22? I dunno. I *think* colleges are mostly? maybe? requiring a vax. But not sure and not all people in that age group are *in* college. And hey, I’ve been that age. I was invincible! Weren’t you? If you are in the 18-22 age group, get the goddamn vax already. Disclaimer: I doubt I have ANY 18-22-year-old readers. The few who once read it when they were in that age group are now 30-somethings and they are absolutely VAXXED🐽

2 Responses to “Branch manager”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I’m not a fan of the wind at all; it always causes issues here. We are definitely seeing (in my vaxxed group of friends) Covid coming from the kids. They get infected at school or at day care, then bring it home. And the spread starts, even among the vaccinated.

  2. jane Says:

    I also refuse to turn the heat on yet. That said I am sitting here with the hood of my sweatshirt over my head.