Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Monday, September 06, 2021

Woke up this morning, far earlier than I wished, because Hurricane Tropical Storm Frances is howling its way through my ‘hood. Terrific.

I walked into my living room, and saw the mark that Frances was going to leave on my abode. The ceiling over the southwest corner of the room had sprung several leaks, and was dripping all over the carpet. Wonderful.

It really shouldn’t have been that big of a surprise, as I get a little bit of leakage there on extra-rainy days anyway. The forecast promises non-stop rain for the entire day and evening (and maybe into tomorrow), so that dripping will persist. I wonder how I can get something like this when I’m on the second floor; I suppose my upstairs neighbor is getting something similar. But hey, that’s the advantage of renting instead of owning: I don’t have to deal with the repairs. For the short term, I have to empty the buckets periodically.

Otherwise, things are holding up. My patio is thoroughly soaked, but that’s expected. The windows are getting pounded, but they haven’t sprung any leaks. And miraculously, the power is still flowing, along with the cable and Internet. My cellphone seems to be getting a normal, strong signal. Even the St. Petersburg Times came through, with a paper on my front stoop this morning. It could be a lot worse.

It’s going to be another shut-in day, apparently. But it’s good to know that I may be able to order in a pizza (big tip for the driver).

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 09/06/2021 09:49:39 AM
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