Climate Change Warning

The thunder rumbles, the clouds roil, and the lightning flashes are almost constant.

Those observations are not complaints, in fact it’s joyous news! My poor flower garden hasn’t had any real moisture for more than a month. I swan, I can hear the roses singing their alleluias from here…

…however, given the fragility of our internet connection in this kind of dramatic King Lear weather, we could well end up with no signal before too long. To y’all it will look as though we finally embarked on our long-delayed trip to the Azores. To us, it will mean bringing in the solar lights from the garden so we can have a bit of light to see us through to bedtime…

And then when the electricity does return, the Baron will end up on the phone arguing with customer “service” about our lack of connection. They argue because they don’t want to have to make a visit out here where there be dragons and the mod cons are more of a con than they are mod. However, this beta model they’re testing out on us hillbillies and bumpkins is much better than what went before it.

Just letting you know if your comment isn’t approved, try again later. Or maybe this time we won’t be disconnected at all. Wouldn’t that be nice??

7 thoughts on “Climate Change Warning

  1. Yes, it would. I know you guys lose power more frequently than we do so I feel for you, especially since you are in “the business” of informing the rest of us. . . but make it hard to bear, waiting to see if or not you lose power.

    We lose power occasionally out here on the plains, but it’s usually a really big storm that causes it.

  2. My grandmother’s favorite all purpose expression was “I’ll swan”. Don’t think I’ve heard it since until reading this.

    • OMG. The Galveston Flood!

      It was the year of 1900 that was 80 years ago
      Death come’d a howling on the ocean and when death calls you’ve got to go
      Galveston had a sea wall just to keep the water down
      But a high tide from the ocean blew the water all over the town.

      Wasn’t that a mighty storm
      Wasn’t that a mighty storm in the morning
      Wasn’t that a mighty storm
      It blew all the people away.

      The sea began to rolling the ships they could not land
      I heard a captain crying Oh God save a drowning man
      The rain it was a falling and the thunder began to roll
      The lightning flashed like Hell-fire and the wind began to blow

      The trees fell on the island and the houses gave away
      Some they strived and drownded others died every way.

      The trains at the station were loaded with the people all leaving town
      But the trestle gave way with the water and the trains they went on down
      Old death the cruel master when the winds began to blow
      Rode in on a team of horses and cried death won’t you let me go.

      The flood it took my mother it took my brother too
      I thought I heard my father cry as I watched my mother go
      Old death your hands are clammy when you’ve got them on my knee
      You come and took my mother won’t you come back after me?

      Bibliophilia wins every time:

      Isaac’s Storm ,A Man, a Time, &the Deadliest Hurricane in History 1999 publication

      That book was an education. It showed the robust learning and information Cuba (via their Jesuits) had acquired re hurricanes. Of course, most of their hard-won knowledge was ignored. “Buncha fish-eater spics” was more-or-less opinion of the academic mandarins in the U.S.

      I found a cheaper Kindle book on The Storm, with a different author:

      The Galveston Hurricane of 1900: The Deadliest Natural Disaster in American History

      I’ll probably get that one to refresh my memory. I joined the Kindle “unlimited” library and can borrow for ‘free’ up to 10 books at a time. This is a good deal for me at ~ $9.00/month. When confined to bed, I can make the font as big as I want and while away what would be otherwise frustratingly wasted hours. BTW, that group who put on the second book evidently likes storms and disasters…Katrina, Johnstown, Lake Okeechobee, etc. are all covered by this group, the Charles River Editors…

  3. It’s the rainy season over here. We have just had a horrendous thunder storm which saved us watering the garden. We, too, often lose our internet connection this time of the year and the satellite TV occasionally loses the picture. It’s worth the inconvenience, though. No muslims out here.

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