Saturday, June 13, 2009

Backyard Bailout

More than a few times this week we have looked out the back window of Summer Snowbird Headquarters to see standing water in the back yard. The poor fruit trees have been propped up to prevent them tipping over in the mud.

We probably would have done better to plant mangrove trees. Ducks are running the bases in the little league baseball diamond next door.

Something has happened in the construction business. Lots all around us, which have sat vacant, full of weeds, for the last four years, now have holes dug and forms laid. Mounds of construction dirt all over the place — now pretty much mud and swimming pools.

It hasn't seemed to stop the kids playing in the waterpark though, they are still splashing and cavorting.

At least the lakes and dams are full. I wonder if that will be enough to keep the newscasters from whining — probably not.

Pessimists, we're told, look at a glass containing 50% air and 50% water and see it as half empty. Optimists, in contrast, see it as half full. Engineers, of course, understand the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.”
Bob Lewis

It seems that the people I follow on Twitter [Mike Massimino (Astro_Mike), Scott Parazynski (SPOTScott) and Mark Polansky (Astro_127)] are all going to be home this weekend.

Mike, because he returned from Hubble last week; Scott because he's home now from summiting Everest on his second try; and Mark, because his launch was aborted.

Me… I'm here cause it's raining.   Maybe I'll go swimming in the neighbors new pool.


Voulkg said...

Wettest Spring here in something like 105 years. Lot next to us was cleared and prepared while we were away one day. They move quick.

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