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Old 09-11-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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Funny,
I thought people here would be happy that temperatures dropped 10-15 degrees thanks to the rain we are getting
Well, let me recap how my 10-15 degrees cooler day is going so far.

Tried to drive to work this morning. Turned around, didn't drown. Called in. They're champs and I was only helping out with a sort of 9/11 first responder shindig that probably didn't go as planned anyaway. Much better than working in the newsroom, where being stranded in your neighborhood is not an excuse to miss work. That's the happiest thing I have to report today. The other happy thing I have to say is that I'm not still in North Carolina right now. I'm absolutely flowing with positive thoughts on these two fronts.

Now, for the rest of it:

Saw a fresh 3-car accident and a flooded-out car in my trip halfway to work that preceded my calling in.

Went outside for a bit and swatted more mosquitoes in six seconds than I did in three years living in the Midwest.

I now know that the homes of people to whom I'm personally connected have now flooded >2 times in <3 years, in multiple separate locations, in separate counties in the Greater Houston area.

It's only noon and there's another band of stuff that'll be here in an hour or so from the look of it.

Other than that, it's a beautiful day.

*starts up PS4*

We've got word of some settlements that need help.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:52 PM
Status: "waite untill next year. It was fun while it lasted !" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Well, let me recap how my 10-15 degrees cooler day is going so far.

Tried to drive to work this morning. Turned around, didn't drown. Called in. They're champs and I was only helping out with a sort of 9/11 first responder shindig that probably didn't go as planned anyaway. Much better than working in the newsroom, where being stranded in your neighborhood is not an excuse to miss work. That's the happiest thing I have to report today. The other happy thing I have to say is that I'm not still in North Carolina right now. I'm absolutely flowing with positive thoughts on these two fronts.

Now, for the rest of it:

Saw a fresh 3-car accident and a flooded-out car in my trip halfway to work that preceded my calling in.

Went outside for a bit and swatted more mosquitoes in six seconds than I did in three years living in the Midwest.

I now know that the homes of people to whom I'm personally connected have now flooded >2 times in <3 years, in multiple separate locations, in separate counties in the Greater Houston area.

It's only noon and there's another band of stuff that'll be here in an hour or so from the look of it.

Other than that, it's a beautiful day.

*starts up PS4*

We've got word of some settlements that need help.

Man nothing better than a piping fresh 3 car pile up with a stalled car on the side. What intersection was this at ?


If the Apocalyptic nature of life in Houston is too much for you to handle , Maybe you can get a job with the Chronicle researching archives and tracking down year old sources.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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Man nothing better than a piping fresh 3 car pile up with a stalled car on the side. What intersection was this at ?


If the Apocalyptic nature of life in Houston is too much for you to handle , Maybe you can get a job with the Chronicle researching archives and tracking down year old sources.
Loop 197 extension and Highway 3.

BTDT with the newspaper business, bud.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Get noise cancelling headsets.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:36 AM
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It's Trump's fault. Move back to California ASAP!
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:52 PM
 
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Love the weather we having lately, except my annoying allergies:-(
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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I recently moved to Houston from the west coast. I work by consulting with clients over phone or web meetings. I usually need the room to be quiet when I have calls/meetings. The constant loud thunderstorms is being a problem for me.

How many thunderstorms are there every year in Houston where people on the other end of the phone can actually hear them? How do business people have meetings/calls with clients with constant, nonstop thunderstorm sounds in the background?
How many thunderstorms are there? I'd say one about every 12 hours. I moved from Houston to this stupid little Eastern European country 10 years ago, and every time these people see a bolt of lightning or hear thunder they freak out, like the end of the world is coming. Thunderstorms are just a part of life-get used to them.

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