For a day that started with a power blackout and ended with a massive rainstorm, I feel pretty lucky that I got as much done as I did. The blackout could have come in the middle of the day, when I was trying to squeeze spreadsheets out of my poor, tired brain. And the rain could have hammered us in the afternoon, making it less likely that I would have been able to get out for a (much needed) lunch with Suzanne.
But I did get out for lunch, and it was great, even though I nearly choked on my French dip. Eating too fast, I guess, or maybe Iím just not used to being out in public. Iíve been sequestered all month, and I havenít had to eat with people around. The coffee shop where we went this afternoon was busy but not crowded. I didnít make too much of a spectacle of myself, although anyone who chose to look would have seen my face turning red and my eyes watering. Still, I survived. And I got filled up, too, so I could save my left over roast potatoes and grilled chicken for another day.
If Iím saving it for a rainy day, I think Iíll have a good chance tomorrow. The way itís raining tonight, itíll either blow through fast or itíll settle over us until weíre completely under water. I wouldnít place a bet either way, but for now Iím glad it didnít start until after dark, when I didnít plan to be anywhere but inside my cozy bungalow. Here all I have to do is hope the roof holds up and the trees stay rooted in place.