Monday, March 29, 2010

Let it Rain

My fellow Bostonians are bracing themselves for yet more rain. Regulars to this blog know that I am a big fan of death, plagues and catastrophes, except when they are happening to me. Then, they are not so fun. But before you start contemplating life on an arc, here is a really cheery picture:



Can you guess where this is? (Hint: It is not Venice.)
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This scrolling thing is about as much fun as pumping three feet of water out of your basement…







Answer: Paris 1910 Rue de Seine
In January 1910, insane rainfall caused the Seine to flood old Paris through its sewars and drains. Yuck! You might have a lot of water in your basement, but at least you are not knee deep in your neighbors' ****.

Here is another keeper. This is Rue de Poitiers:
I doubt people had flood insurance.

Now, don’t you feel a little bit better about the mold about to grow in your basement? I told my daughter that it was "raining cats and dogs" and now she is convinced that one of those rain drops contains her new puppy. (evil laugh) Keep dreaming kid.

4 comments:

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

You are too funny!

It's the sense of humor that will sustain you through this!

Stay dry!

Elizabeth said...

I used the expression today 'when it rains it pours' and my husband said, 'no, sometimes it drizzles', so I guess we have to watch ourselves using these expressions around certain people. I hope the extra rain isn't too much for you guys to handle!

Amy said...

I live in a 2nd floor apartment, so I don't worry about water in my place, but the basement laundry room? Yikes! That was a different story. Remember that scene in "Titanic" when they opened the elevator doors and all the water came rushing in on them? Yeah. It was like that.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

It's pouring down rain here in New York. At any moment, I'm expecting the Ark to come floating by!