We’ve had constant rain for the past two days.
A lot of rain.
Along with flooded roads, closed highways,
puddles that have become ponds, wind advisories, dust storms.
Every county in the state is
under some sort of storm warning or advisory.
As much as the rain and snow
disrupt our daily goings on
and are hazards in some areas,
they are welcome in this dry state.
As I drove home today into a dust storm
I started to think about
life here not so long ago.
One hundred years ago.
Homesteads with dirt floors;
wooden walls and roofs that would leak;
trails not roads;
word-of-mouth rather than doppler radar.
I’m so glad it’s 2010 and not 1910.