Tuesday, June 20, 2006

8". Seriously. I measured

Well folks, after walking the dogs tonight, I found myself with not too much on the evening's agenda. That's when it hit me...it's been a couple days since I've measured. So I grabbed a cold adult beverage and a tape measure and headed out to the back porch to survey the progress. You see, I do all of my measuring outside on the porch. I get the best results out there. On Saturday afternoon it was only 2". Some things have changed in the past few days, so I thought it would be fun to chart the progress.

I keep a 5 gallon bucket on the porch for various different needs. This week, its been a rain gage. When I stuck the tape down in, it read 8". That's a lot of rain in just a few days. I'm sure you've heard that the Houston area is seeing some flooding. Other than a couple muddy dogs and some hellish commutes to work, I've faired well.

Still, I have a couple questions to pose:
  1. What is the socially acceptable time to wait after a devastating rain event to begin looting? I need some new t-shirts and socks.
  2. Has anyone heard when FEMA will be here to start issuing "free" money? I know the lines will be long, but I'm willing to tough it out if it means one heck of a night at the local gentleman's club.
Huh? What did you think this post was going to be about?

5 comments:

Snow White said...

LOLOL I wish I'd gotten 8 inches this week!

Snow White said...

I suppose I should elaborate... I don't think I'm much more than 60 miles from you, but I don't think we've gotten that much rain. Of course, I don't have a bucket out for measuring... but that's a great idea! I'll keep it in mind for when I move! :)

Kristy M. said...

well 2 inches isnt even worth commenting on, but the 8 inches is quite note-worthy :)

mollymcmommy said...

LMFAO!!!! i got sucked into thinking of 8"...but not the rain!!! HAHA!

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kat said...

yah...um...i was wondering why you had to go out onto your porch.

oh, and i say that if it doesn't start within 3 hours of the rain stopping then looting is no longer an option.