Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A little water
Not on a scale, admittedly, with the horrendous UK floods of 2007 but this was the result of just 30 minutes rain on our street on Sunday. Nonetheless, the lessons of proper drainage maintenance don't quite seem to have gotten home to local government.
Of course, in that time 11 mm fell: so it was absolutely torrential. Coelacanth got caught out in and was utterly soaked.
A conversation by the river 15 minutes earlier went something like this:
Coelacanth: Hey, come meet some people!
Doug: No, I think I'll get home before it rains.
Coelacanth: OK, see you later then!
Optimism: 0; curmudgeon: 1.
More amusingly, I didn't quite get our lounge room window closed in time and the back of the TV got a bit wet. When we settled in to watch the ever-surreal Mighty Boosh that night the red-spectrum was missing from our screen, leaving everything an under-the-sea washed out green. As the TV slowly dried out under its own power, the colours faded back in.
Posted by Doug at 10:41 AM