Saturday, May 18, 2002

Drought Update

My driveway looks like Lake Erie and a friend just called to see if he could borrow a sump pump. The drought continues, with two inches of rain last night and more falling this morning. Driving down to get bagels for breakfast, the radio news readers said that despite the avalanche of rain that has fallen here in the Northeast in the month of May, it is still not enough. We need more, they said, before the drought restrictions can be lifted. After hearing this, I had to slow down and put the Tahoe into 4-wheel drive, because a puddle the size of Lake Michigan had spread across Rte 19.