And in today’s headlines:
“Storm Bringing Winds, Rain, Flooding Threat”
“New Storm Batters Western Washington”
“We know November is usually stormy, but…”
Y’know, I never intended this to be a “weather blog.” Mother Nature has just made it impossible to not be riveted by her every action recently. Power is out in several places around the area (can I just giggle as I turn on the generator on my self-sufficient little boat?), winds are gusting to 70 mph, and flood watches remain in effect for today and tomorrow.
The galley sink actually talks to me during a good storm; there’s a gurgle/blurble sort of happy noise coming continuously from the drain as the waves lap against the boat. The exterior outlet is below the water line, so I’m a little surprised by all the commotion (doesn’t all the pressure sort of even out somewhere down there? Hydraulics will be my next field of study, I think). At any rate, I’ve decided to label it “happy noises” as opposed to “massively obnoxious noises.” I’ve definitely noticed that attitude is EVERYTHING when adapting to change. I don’t even mind the bilge pump every 2 minutes at night anymore. That too is a “happy noise.”
The heater is still giving us fits. Guy came out to fix it, and it did run for several hours (during which time I absolutely luxuriated in actual warmth – the hedonistic pleasure was phenomenal), but alas, 1:00 am came and the flame went out again. *sigh*
Hey, look outside, everybody! Whitecaps on the river! Wooo-HOOoooo!