Dave Duncan

"Eat Well, Stay Fit, Die Anyway"

The Rain in Spain Cannot be this Insane

I’m working away and suddenly BAM, our office fire alarm goes off and we’re all whisked out of the building and across the street. It doesn’t happen often, and although my ears were ringing from the intercom buzzer thingy that was trying to save our lives, it’s nice when out-of-the-ordinary things happen in the office.

So we’re standing on Bloor St. and I noticed something… things were very different outside than they were on my way in this morning. The northwestern sky was black and the temperature had dropped about 5 degrees. The wind was picking up and over the sounds of traffic the sky had started rumbling.

We got the all clear to head back into the building seconds before the skies opened up and the wickedest Toronto thunderstorm of 2006 hit in full force. Freaking sweet. Water poured down like crazy and thunderclaps kept going and going and going.

After a few hours, it seems like it’s just finished up and I have to admit I’m a little sad we didn’t lose power. I could’ve started my weekend a little early. He he he. On the other hand, heading home isn’t really a pleasant thought right now. We have a leak in our basement, and when it rains our basement floods just enough to be annoying. Castles are pretty sweet, but they have their drawbacks too. Flooding in the dungeon is pretty common in most Canadian urban castles though.

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  1. Jared June 29th, 2006 4:09 pm

    true but the flooding also keeps our moat full, which in turn keeps the Black Knight at bay.

  2. Dave June 29th, 2006 4:32 pm

    He shall not pass…

  3. Joel June 29th, 2006 11:04 pm

    Power went out heading home from soccer tonight, possibly from lightning or something. Several traffic lights were off so I ploughed right through. It’s amazing that I made it home at all.

  4. amanda July 1st, 2006 6:36 pm

    our dungeon was flooded too, but fortunately you don’t have to live in the dungeon… unfortunately for us, we do… sucks!