WTF, Rain?! and Empirical Evidence That My Terror of Driving in Baltimore Is Justified
Now, however, the tropical system Lee is grinding his slow and steady way up the coast. Over the past day and a half, our rain gauge shows close to 6 inches. It's relentless. It's been much higher in other places in the state. Today at school, it seemed I'd look outside once per period and could barely see across the parking lot, it was raining so hard.
Our former hometown of Ellicott City apparently flooded pretty badly today. Ellicott City is notorious for its sudden, severe, and often deadly floods. (My crusty old ghost story Cold Hands [f-locked] was based on the worst flood in the town's history.) It's pretty surreal to watch the video and remember the number of times we walked Alex down those very sidewalks or went walking on Halloween, looking up into windows in hopes of catching a glimpse of the purported ghosts that haunt the town.
Of course, because of the driving and excessive rain, our bedroom ceiling has been leaking like crazy. Bobby has like five or six containers in there now, catching the water. We've been sleeping down in the basement in lieu of sleeping with a big black steamer pot in bed between us. If the rain ever lets up, he's going to check the roof and hire a roofer if he can't find the problem.
We need to feed the bees but neither of us want to do it in the pouring rain. This is supposed to continue through the weekend, according to my resident weather nerd. My cousin is getting married this weekend too ...
On a completely unrelated note, it seems that the mild terror that I feel whenever driving anywhere south or east of Carroll County is not unjustified. It has long been my theory that Woodlawn--the Baltimore suburb where our school is located--has the worst drivers in the country. It seems that Allstate Insurance has released a list of the most accident-prone cities in the U.S. and guess what? DC tops the list with Baltimore in the #2 slot. Yay us. Well, at least I feel slightly less neurotic for my decreasing desire to venture forth from the sticks while behind the wheel of a car.
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