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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Good morning crew,

We got quite a thunderstorm here in the south Chicagoland area last night. In fact, it was a series of thunderstorms that started at about six and continued in bursts into the early morning, dumping between 2 and 5 inches of water depending on where it was measured.

Suddenly I'm glad I had that monster sump pump installed in my basement a couple years ago.

Some areas got ping pong ball-sized hail and there were even a few tornadoes reported, but mostly what we got in my neighborhood was rain. I know, because I was constantly out in it.

Just as my last class at the taekwondo school was wrapping up it started to come down in earnest. By the time I was changed and ready to walk out the door visibility was down to a couple of feet. I sat around for 5 or 6 minutes waiting for it to let up, but it just came down heavier. Finally I lost my patience and made a dash for the truck.

In the twelve seconds it took me to get inside my truck I was soaked to the skin.

Predictably, two minutes after I started driving the rain slowed to a mist.

The exact same thing happened at the health club. I put in my 45 minutes and when I walked to the door it was coming down again in buckets.

I walked back inside, goofed around on the machines for ten more minutes, but when I went back to the exit it was still a biblical deluge. I knew what was going to happen. No matter how long I waited it was going to keep pouring until I made a dash for the truck. If the little mutt weren't waiting at home for her dinner I would have stayed there until ten o'clock, but finally I gave up and made my run through the down-pour.

By the time I got home five minutes later the air was clear as a bell.

The last straw was the dog. By nine o'clock she had gone six hours without being out of the house, and she was pacing around the back door in the way that says, "Things are peaking, man!"

But she is afraid of severe weather and would not go out of the house alone. So it was either leave her pacing in the kitchen until I had to get out the mop or...back out into the rain.

Granted, the poor thing had to do her business in a downpour, but it was only her first time getting soaked that night.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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