Thursday, February 08, 2007


Backed-up water drain in our neighborhood

Days now come with an invisible report card: Non-rainy or rainy. Pass or Fail. Last night got a big F. A really loud crack of lightning sent us practically leaping out of bed just before dawn. After unplugging everything in the apartment, we couldn't get back to sleep, so we lay there listening to the call to prayer and the sound of heavy rain.

It poured for much of the night and now the water that receded from flooded areas yesterday is flowing back in. Some people who cleaned out their houses will have to do it all over again. People staying in mosques and schools will have to stay longer.

It's a sneaky flood. Just when you think it's getting better, it gets worse. Repeat until end of February. That's what the weather agency is saying.

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