Wednesday, April 15, 2009

following up, cooling down, and so forth


...volumes of snow and rain yesterday in these parts...#2 Son Unit, who bicycles to his work, spent most of the day trying to dry himself out. Much mirth amongst his acquaintances on the Social Utility Network over his announced intention to purchase himself some WATERPROOF BRITCHES...

Sun is out pleasantly today and most of the accumulated precip has shifted, uselessly, into the creeks and rivers, heading madly downhill to where there is some chance of drowning somebody, I fear.

It occurred to me to wonder, the other day, whether there wouldn't be some clever engineering way to pave at least our parking lots in a permeable way that would allow snowmelt and rain to saturate the soil instead of sliding away...

Spasms of clean-up are happening in the office today...and elsewhere around the church. Next week the whole schedule solidifies again.

I am trying to write some notes on Julian of Norwich for a conference on the first weekend of may, when I'm lead presenter, heaven help me.

Back to the drift of paper on my desk. Ugly meeting tonight...the kind that makes me -- in anticipation -- want to put my hat on and run away down the road, leaving no forwarding address!

5 comments:

Song in my Heart said...

Waterproof trousers are wonderful. I got mine for a fiver in a second-hand shop.

Permeable paving exists.

Stealthy Dachshund said...

Song in my Heart beat me to it, but here it is

Permeable Parking

Crimson Rambler said...

YOU ARE BOTH UTTERLY AMAZING!!!

mompriest said...

Here in the desert we try to collect what little rain water we get - and reuse it...it's a great idea!

Your conference sounds wonderful...I love Dame Julian...

Kathryn said...

Hugs & prsayers for the meeting, which will be over by now anyway...trusting Dame J's most famous line applied xxx