Flood schmud

The TV reports this morning would have you believing life was canceled as residents everywhere sandbagged their homes and waited for rescue boats.

I should specify local reports…the Today Show had me feeling incredibly out of step with America, as I no longer get to vote at a polling place. I voted by mail two or three weeks ago, before the TV ads got interesting enough to tell me who I should have voted for. Oops. Better luck next time.

I had a meeting two counties south with people whose main area of concern is the watershed. How could this meeting possibly go on? Shouldn’t they be building arks or little shelters for salmon?

Nope. Only one person failed to attend because he was busy saving his house. The rest of us carried on as usual. We northwesterners (I can say that because I have a North Face jacket now) are a hardy bunch.