neeroc (neeroc) wrote,

It appears I'm cluster-posting tonight. Hubby was up on the roof earlier cleaning out the gutters. We're expecting rain starting tonight, so the less overflow the better, and we have a huge oak tree over our house and it tends to gum up the works.

Anyways, I had the most rude awakening this morning. I know I shouldn't listen to talk radio first thing in the morning, but hubby had set the alarm that way. The local CNN affiliate - CFRA - was all over their damn panic button, reporting at 6-freaking-30 am that we were going to get 100 mm of rain (around 4'). This is freaking Canada! Give us 10 feet of snow, we'll be fine (well - unless we're Toronto) but crap 4 inches of rain would be hell! A strong summer storm floods basements, the roadways under bridges are impassable, and worst of all, I'm in a high-ranch bungalow, which means that my garage is in the basement. Sure the driveway has a drain at the bottom, but there is no way it would be able to handle 4' of rain! The accumulation of which would, I'm sure be several feet of water at my garage door.

I throw myself out of bed and check the rest of the weather services, and of course, we aren't expecting 4 freaking inches of rain, we are looking at maybe 1 inch (25mm). Curse them! 1 inch I can handle. 1 inch is the amount of water you are supposed to apply to your lawn each week during dry spells.

Anyways, I'm making sure the alarm is set to tone tonight, and I'm out!
Tags: cfra, rant

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