A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
On Saturday June 6 2015, my wife and I went a few blocks to a flower market to take photos of the flowers. About an hour after we got home, we had a torrential and violent rainstorm, lightening flashing constantly, thunder rumbling, all of the sound and light effects accompanying l.33 inches of rain in about 20 minutes. We thought we had escaped damage from the storm because the basement was dry when I checked as the storm was nearly over. A day later, I discovered substantial water damage to the carpet and walls in one room and a short hallway in the basement as the water had gone down into the soil and up through the space at the edge of the concrete floor. Needless to say, insurance only covers things that rarely happen and things that are caused by a highly restricted set of circumstances. I guess otherwise insurance companies would go out of business if they actually had to pay for most of the damage that occurs. So we have a half dozen huge fans running full time in our basement and we will need to have carpet pad and some drywall replaced. The entire expense will probably not be as great as the cost of one tooth implant, if that makes us feel any better.