Robert (gurdonark) wrote,


I took Beatrice to her vet for a follow-up visit.She bravely endured the vet's tender care, though the vet's table soon developed a new carpet of very short black canine fur. The vet reported no new problems, and set a new appointment in four weeks.

After a record-setting set of Spring rains, and a nearly dry Summer and early Autumn, today a major rainstorm moved into town. Our little town got five inches of rain today, with more to come tomorrow. We went from 32 consecutive days of dry weather to flash flood warnings.

I like the rain--no severe weather, but just huge drops of rain. The rains stem from Hurricane Patricia in Mexico, which is much less kind. I hope nobody is hurt or endangered by that storm.

When I got to work, my IT guy let me know that my work desktop's motherboard gave out last night. We use redundant systems, both on-site and off-site, so this posed no data loss. The desktop was at its due date, so no big heartache there. But I had to sign onto a different desktop until mine was re-adjusted. I took an extra half an hour at lunch to drive home to get my laptop. I like to be in my own office by my own phone with my own computer. When I drove over sleepy Rowlett Creek in Plano, it looked like a real river.

Back at work, I got a lot done, switching from laptop in my office to desktop in a co-worker's office and back again. The rain began again during my drive home. I stopped to photograph birds at Breckinridge Park, but the park had signs about being closed due to rising waters.

We dined on sushi at Wasabi and then went for a quiet night at home.

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