Thursday, August 07, 2008

And Then The Rain


Around 4pm this afternoon I was at my workstation when I heard thunder followed by the falling rain. And fall it did: quite hard at times! Since I was a kid I've always enjoyed a good storm.

Twenty-five minutes later the rain was still coming down in buckets. I strolled out to the front office and watched it for a minute or two. Central Avenue was Central Lake! Around 5 when my ride arrived to take me home, I had to make a mad dash for the car. A trip that normally takes 8 minutes took one hour! Many Albany city streets were flooded and traffic was a mess (much worse than Manhattan!) We had to take many detours... there were a couple of trees down along Delaware Avenue.

After watching the 6 0'clock News and having dinner, I biked down Hackett Boulevard (Channel 10 had reported flooding there "we have a crew on the scene" but that crew had sent no pictures back to the station). I figured the flood would be down by the old Eden Park Nursing Home, near McDonald's on Holland Avenue. Much to my surprise, the flooded area I encountered was about a block or so past Academy Road, impassable by car, bike, man or beast! I snapped a pic (above: car stalled in the middle of Hackett Blvd.) with my Kyocera Lingo. Incidentally, I am so happy with this little phone! Now, I always have my phone, my camera, my internet, my e-mail and my AIM with me wherever I go! Blog on the run!

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