Tuesday, September 22, 2009


...Hey man, did you see that, those poor cats are sure messed up
I wonder what they were gettin’ into, or were they just lost in the flood?

- Bruce Springsteen, “Lost in the Flood”

I wrote about the generally Moist Conditions here Monday morning...

...but things got a whole lot worse later that day.

The entire Atlanta metropolitan area was visited by the kind of scenes I associate with Houston, having lived in that exceptionally damp and low-lying city for so many years. I never dreamed I would see such things here.

Seven people swept away, including a Carroll County toddler whose mobile home was demolished by fast-rising creek waters. Million-dollar homes along Columns Drive in East Cobb - just a few miles away from Chez Elisson - filled with stinking mud and water.

We dodged that big, wet bullet... although we were a little nervous as water began to pond in our back yard. The rain was relentless.

Fortunately, the area caught a break today, with most of the clouds rolling away and with actual sunshine appearing mid-day. We hadn’t seen that Golden Orb for over a week.

And, in an ironic note, Canoe, a restaurant located in nearby Vinings, was flooded. Diners will now need a canoe to get to Canoe... where they can, if they wish, order the Floating Island for dessert.

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