Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wow! What a storm last night in DC! The water poured in sheets not only outside but unfortunately into the kitchen through a leak none of the residents of this house knew about. My roommates were out to dinner so it was just me grabbing bowls and pitchers to put under the deluge, laying out every dish towel I could find (and believe me, we have a million of them).
When the dogs get scared, they not only bark, pant and drool, but they also try to wind themselves around the legs of any human who happens to be nearby. Three dogs, who weigh close to 100 pounds each (it's a "lot of poundage" as my roommate says), all barking, drooling, panting, and winding themselves around my legs while I tried to stem the tide of the waterfall in our kitchen, well, it was ridiculously chaotic. In the midst of it all I began to laugh out loud. I guess I could also have decided to be annoyed, but it was so funny. What a scene! I felt like I was in a sitcom.
The storm passed through, clearing away (for the time being) the thick humidity and awful heat that's been hanging heavy in the District for a couple of weeks. We've switched off the A/C, opened doors and windows. A fresh breeze is moving around the prayer flags on my screen door. The air is sweet.
My roommates have located the leak and are busy doing whatever it is people do when that happens. Birds are singing, the sun is shining and the sky is a beautiful robin's egg blue. Life is good - even including scenes of chaos like last night - and I am grateful. Have a peaceful day.