Friday, August 31, 2007
As I was running through Hobby Airport some years back while it was undergoing the big remodeling, I realized they had a really wonderful display of huge original kites hanging way up high above all the black plastic to block out the construction dust. This one caught my eye. There was no place to read who designed it or made it. Wish I knew.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
So here is what it looked like on my ride home last night... a little ominous on the horizon.
Lots of thunder and lightning right overhead. Very low visibility.
Cars moving slowly and carefully.
Then closer to home, I've exited the freeway and the curbs are underwater. I need to make a right turn at the next intersection, but I'm way to the left side of the road to avoid the deep water.
I got to the crosswalk of the intersection. The big trucks and SUVs are racing through the floodwaters swamping the smaller cars, so I hesitate a bit. I've missed the opportunity to take the U-turn lane. I have no good options. I use the wheelchair ramp in the sidewalk to jump the curb to my left and maneaver around the pillars that support the freeway overhead and get to the U-turn lane which is high and dry. The other side of the access road is also in good shape so I sneak across between the fast moving pickup trucks and drive into the parking lot of the Walmart. The far end of the parking lot is swamped and cars are sitting in it with their flashers on. Lots of people are sitting in their cars waiting for the deluge to end.
Finally it slows to a drizzle and I get out and spend a another hour just wandering around picking up a few groceries - nothing that might melt or go off temp cause I don't know how soon I'll be able to get home which is less than two miles away. I called the grill king and let him know where I was. He said our street was flooded and he had moved the little truck up into the driveway and he had to wade out there to do that. Later our phone went out so I was glad I'd called.
I didn't get home till after 8:30.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
This toad was waiting for our return from the restaurant where the zydeco was a slight exaggeration but live music none the less.
After the photoshoot, he hopped away disgusted because I had not done him justice or perhaps because all the mosquitos swarmed my ankles and his snack was gone in one big smack. He does look well fed.
but I have no idea.
Normally a skinny nose as above, it is currently rather red, painful and swollen. Going to hear live zydeco music tonight may be the cure.