Due to my area of operations being damaged by flooding, I have been relocated upstairs for the time being. I don’t like it up here. All of my Doctor Who episodes are trapped on a computer I don’t have access to. When my mind begins to race and I have trouble sleeping, I usually watch the good doctor do his doctor things, my mind clears up, and I fall asleep. Unless it is a weeping angels episode. Don’t ever watch those before sleepy time.
So I find myself on this computer with none of my stuff and playing solitaire. I have lost like 12 billion times. My Lunesta is doing a good job at making my brain a loopy wonderland, but it doesn’t seem to be putting me to sleep. Instead it has me wondering why we never go to war for printer ink because it is much more expensive than oil.
I’m going to go lose another game of solitaire and try to sleep again.
Last night we had terrible rainstorms. It seems our pipes were no match for the water and they began to fill beyond capacity. I heard the alarm, looked outside my room and saw a tide of brown sludgy water heading towards me. I sat back on my bed and watched it slowly surround me. Our basement flooded with 6 inches of water. If I wanted to get out, I had no choice but to dip my feet into the water. I grabbed two of every animal and sloshed to higher ground.
Otis was upstairs, so no problem there. I was able to save my acoustic guitar in time. I shut down as many electronics as I could. Most of the power strips and surge protectors were ruined and I shocked myself twice switching them off. The biggest casualties were my collection of guitar effects pedals. I’ve been collecting those for over a decade and many of them took months of saving to acquire. They were completely submerged before I could get to them.
I think my computer and most of my electronics are okay, but I don’t have anything safe to plug them into. I might be out of commission for a while. Hopefully the insurance will cover this and I can get back in business soon. I have this computer to work on, but I’m not sure what I can accomplish with it. I’ll do my best.