December 24th, 2008

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Poem for Wednesday

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My day did not much go according to plan, which was true for nearly everyone in Montgomery County not already on vacation. A water main burst along River Road, causing flooding in the immediate vicinity that looked incredibly scary for people trapped in their cars, and that caused so many schools to lose water, power, or both that the county decided to close for the holidays two and a half hours early. I was afraid to shower in the morning because the county emergency e-mails suggested that both the water pressure and quality might be questionable, though they turned out to be fine where I live, which is about three miles from the water main break. Then I had my kids and their friends here for a longer afternoon than I expected!


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We spent the evening watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the real one, not the Jim Carrey remake), then Blackadder's Christmas Carol -- we've all seen the former many times before and most of us had seen the latter once before, but with Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane and more, what's not to enjoy? Plus we watched part of the Poinsettia Bowl, which Boise State lost to one of those Texas teams...you can see how much attention I paid. In the morning (or the early afternoon, depending on the weather), we are driving to Hanover for a couple of days of Christmas with my in-laws...hope everyone is having a happy Chanukah, meanwhile!