If you didn’t get that*, here’s a hint: Noah. If you didn’t get that, keep any eye out for animals lining up two by two. (It’s a little late to start scouting up supplies of gopher wood.)
So, the mother of all monsoons dropped a truckload of rain on Grays Harbor Sunday night and early Monday. Aberdeen and Hoquiam got the worst of it. Looked a lot like:
This may seem like an odd place to insert a “What’s Good in Grays Harbor” commentary, given recent weather and storm-related damage. Put that aside for a minute. Even post-monsoon and still soggy, there are still things that are good about Grays Harbor. Like:
- The water supply has not been adversely effected.
- No widespread power outages (unlike the ’07 storm. Remember that puppy?).
- No one has been seriously hurt in the mudslides (last I heard).
- Quick, pre-emptive responses from local law enforcement, emergency management, and PUD crews.
- Neighbors lookin’ out, pitchin’ in.
- An extended “Christmas Break” for the kiddos.
- You can kayak down Sumner Avenue.
- You won’t have to water your lawn for like, a year.
- You won’t have to mow your lawn for like, … well. You know.
- You can plant water lilies just about anywhere.
- You don’t have to walk far to go fishing.
- Waterworld doesn’t look that far-fetched anymore.
- I can finally tackle the last few chapters of Crime and Punishment. (Been planning on that since just after the discovery of fire.)
- Only six months till summer!
- If you didn’t have a reason to hold hands around the dinner table, hug your kids, and be grateful you’re all safe and have a roof over your heads, you do now.
- Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo, Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo, Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo, Doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo-doo:
Have you been effected by the mudslides or flooding? How? What can you add in the “What’s good about Grays Harbor” category?
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