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December 3rd, 2007
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ra-a-a-ain, I don't mind
Shortly after waking up to a food catastrophe (near disaster, really), the power went out. Thinking about it, this is another fortunate thing. Had the power gone out at, say, 3am, and not come back on before 11am, let's say, my house might have burned down. That would have been at least inconvenient.

They say not to try to cross water that's over roadways. Well, except for local newscasters who have been saying to be careful when you do it - either they're unfamiliar with flooding protocol, or they know that people (me) live in places where they (I) would be stranded under those rules.

My next door neighbor's been sending me IMs telling me to come home, that the roads are washing out in our area. I don't think I've ever left work early on account of rain before.

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Date:December 3rd, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
How well provisioned are you in the event of a flood?

I picture you leading an isolated, yet cheerful life of remarkable productivity -- grinding out code by day, fishing off your roof by night.
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Date:December 3rd, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
The difficulty I'd expect with that scenario is that in cases of extreme weather, I tend to lose electricity, which presents some problems.

I really need to set up a water wheel hooked to a generator to run my laptop and DSL modem.

Assuming I had sufficient utility service, I could probably live happily for two, maybe three weeks at home without restocking the larder. And there's a convenience store half a block away, which might help if I hit the store before it gets thronged by hordes of wet exurbanites.
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Date:December 4th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
I hit one of those water-over-roadway situations this morning that turned out for the worse. I will find out tomorrow how much it will set me back financially.

Today for the first time in my life I wanted to own one of those ridiculously high trucks where I would need a small ladder to get in the cab.
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Date:December 4th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)

I left work early today in part because I wasn't feeling well, in part because I wasn't productive anyway, and in part because my neighbor was talking about all the roads that were washing out. It took me an hour to get from Kirkland to Bothell, which normally takes around 10 minutes.

At one point, I got stuck at an intersection with the direction I wanted to go closed off, and the only way open to me sending me back where I just came from, wasting about 20 minutes of ostensible progress. So I had dinner in Bothell, and managed to get home from there without much (further) incident.

Sorry to hear about the financial hit!

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Date:December 5th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
Fortunately the repairs were pretty cheap, around $100.00. Could've been much, much worse.
I spent 3 hours driving from E. Bremerton to Silverdale and back yesterday afternoon(in our other car). Saw some fairly scary stuff. One unfortunate driver literally "submarined" his Beetle at the bottom of Bucklin Hill Road. He was pushed out of the water by a big truck but I'm sure he killed his car. I think he was ok though.

Guess the new ones don't float like the originals.

Also, our storage facility had a roof cave-in but again we dodged a bullet-the units to the left and right of us had water damage but ours was mercifully spared!

I always tell people that they would enjoy living here because of the mild weather. Guess I'll have to come up with a new sales pitch.
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