Hey -- our basement's flooded so the hot water heater's pilot has been put out. Our landlord's down there now (I'm sure it's just how he pictured his Sunday night) snaking out the drain to see if it will clear the water. All the rain flowing down our hill in its search for the Hudson decided to make a detour and flood us. At least it can only get a few inches high before pouring out the door and toward the road (and better yet, that the furnace is above water level, so we have heat). Looks like a job for Kuan Yin!
The good news is I got a call from Laurel who had called me last week from the ICU to say she was going to miss PCA. Relieved to know that she's much improved and sounds like her usual self. I cheered her by saying that her tale even beat out the panelist who came late to her session, apologizing with "I was hit by a truck."
Life's a dangerous thing.