: the drought buster and other tales :

In order to avoid any confusion let me begin by saying: I’m not the governor. I’m not much of a meteorologist, either. In other words, a grain of salt is called for. With that said, I hereby declare the Great and Powerful Drought of 2012 over and done with. Finished. Kaput.

Yesterday morning the sky turned as dark as night, blotting out the dawn. Lightning flashed and cleaved and a typhoon swept into the land. I, of course, was in the car. On the Interstate. Sandwiched between semis. During morning rush hour. Where else?

It was like going 70 mph through a long, violent car wash. The car was lashed and rocked and buffeted by wind and rain and hailstones. Happily, I was dry, but I might as well have been blindfolded. Water in that volume and blown at that velocity becomes opaque. Even the windshield wipers were invisible.

Then there was the noise. Thunder boomed, hail pounded, tires hissed and splashed. It sounded like a conflagration. Sudden, strong storms such as that typically last three, four minutes, tops, and go their wild, erratic way. Not this one. This thing went on and on and on and on.

This morning, though, dawned sunny and bright. The sky is blue and the clouds are white. Lawns are green, flowers are perky, trees are rejuvenated, the air is cool, and all is right with the world. The days of scorched earth and parched land are no more.

As for me, the atrial fibrillation is gone and the poor old thyroid is finally — finally — falling victim to the radioactive iodine. In October, I expect to begin replacing the loss of thyroid hormones with medication. My great hope is that with the proper thyroid levels my blog funk will go the way of the Great Drought of 2012 and disappear, too.

Thank you for your continued patience : )

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10 Responses to “: the drought buster and other tales :”

    • publikworks

      I don’t know what the exact rainfall total was from that storm system, but I’m going to put it at 30 inches of rain — including the hail. Maybe 50 : )

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  1. Susan

    Great news — seeing the rainbow at the end of the tunnel. Or something equally profound and less clichéd.

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  2. Lenore

    I do believe I see a ray of sunshine! How wonderful. The proverbial light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. What a perfectly proverbial post. (Or not, but don’t you love that alliteration?)

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    • publikworks

      The alliteration was delightful, LD. And I hope you’re right — it’s been a l-o-n-g, l-o-o-o-o-n-g tunnel : ) Hope all is well with you, my little friend.

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