11 minutes ago
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
News from the Fort
It had rained and rained and rained and rained here. Something like 13 inches this month so far, I heard. (Don't take me seriously, I don't have an actual source for that. But a fuckton of rain, anyway.) My yard is a swamp, and the Arkansas River is outside its banks. All up and down the river, towns have flooded out.
Our house is on the higher end of town, so
we're not likely to get flooded out; Northside of town, which is where the poor/ish folk live, that's the side of town that's at risk. The city has installed flood gates there.
These gates don't look so impressive to me, a citizen of New Orleans, but maybe they actually work. It continues to rain torrentially.
Meanwhile! In non-weather-related news! Tomorrow is the last day of high school for my kid. "Do you want to go back to high school next year?" Dr. Skull asked her this morning, as they were getting ready to leave for school.
"What?" she said grumpily.
"Or would you rather stay home and be home schooled? Do you like high school?"
"I hate high school."
"So...you don't want to go back?"
"Of course I don't want to go back. But I'm going back. I want to get into a good college."
"You'll love college," he said consolingly.
Monday is my first day of Summer Teaching. Comp II. Only one class, and I might not be teaching Summer II. Less money, but also less work. I'm trying to see the silver lining here, people.
Here are the vaunted flood gates: