07/02/06 11:58 - ID#34651
lights out - flood pt. II
So, here we are, another sunday eve battling mother nature and her torrential rain drops and wind storms. I am sitting here in bed by candlelight hoping an after breeze blows through to cool things down. I went to a cookout that was quickly rained out.So we hung out inside. But only a few hrs later to be faced with darkness... so being a little too happy to drive home, I hung out on the hammock until the rains forced us back inside. A few more hrs later, I thought i'd journey home. While driving, the lights on route 1 went out and for the first time in my life, I saw live power lines burst into sparks along with it's own sound effects! Naturally I scream and begin to panic that chaos would soon ensue. I speed home. I'm tired. I pull into my residential area to find no power present on this side of town either. In addition, there is a gargantuous fallen tree in the area where i'd normally park my car. Thankfully Sebastian & I were not here when the disaster struck and we were not harmed. However, I still began to laugh in some weird form of hysteria. For you see, just last Sunday I was stuck inbetween Maryland & D.C. in a worst storm than today's showers. Me and my friend drove around for hours trying to cross ever bridge I could think of...
But due to severe flooding, all of the bridges were shut down. The city rats were roaming the upper street levels, tractor trailers were speeding down the city/residential street areas, cars were turning completely around on the expressway; It was all to crazy! But definitely an adventure. I'm glad that I wasn't alone & that my friend L-S kept me going. Even if we sang "Walk this Way" & Garth Brooks at 4am!
what a wet week this has been. I am definitely saddened by the individuals who suffered great losses and some even death : (
I pray the worst is over...