Thursday, June 30, 2005

Bimmer on the Rocks

My house is in a wonderful neighborhood with a lazy little stream running across my back boundary. There is a slight problem though. To get to my house one has to cross that stream over a typical "Texas crossing" - a dip in the road. There is no other way to get home. Now usually that's no big deal. But, two or three times a year our little stream turns into a raging river when the rains are hard upstream. Crossing it at those times is always a crap shoot. After 10 years I finally lost the bet. Here's my car the next day about 20 yards downstream from the crossing. My neighbors felt sorry enough for me to invent a drink in my poor car's name. At least the county is promising a bridge for us now...