It was dark. A large pool glinted with street light just beyond our driveway.
The rain had collected in the street’s low point, stretching about a half block on either side of the blocked drain. When I squatted down on the curb to begin removing the leaves, I was shocked to see that even on the curb, I was standing in four inches of water — four inches of water above the curb!
I grabbed fistfuls of wet leaves and flung them over my shoulder. Again and again. Over and over. Soon there was a sucking sound and not long after, a tiny eddy that quickly turned into a bigger eddy.
Shazam! The entire pool disappeared right before my eyes in about three minutes.
It was the most satisfying thing I’ve done in a long time.
Quick simple action for the greater good. Immediate positive result. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Have a great Sunday! Thank Christ there will be no debate and no dreadful charity dinner to watch. Perhaps I should even thank our newly installed Comcast card for fucking up repeatedly and crashing during attempts to catch up on CNN coverage of the campaign. Telling me something?
For now? Project Runway, if for no other reason than to hear Tim Gunn say, “Make it work.”