Monday, December 15, 2008

Raining in LA

It's raining right now in Los Angeles, which is a great and wonderful thing. We're in the middle of a drought, as we seem to have been since I moved here eight years ago. We always need rain. Almost always - there was a period a couple of years ago when it rained for two weeks straight. That was a little much. But otherwise we really appreciate rain here. It washes the streets clean, replenishes parched reservoirs, and lets us all feel a little less guilty about taking long showers.

The downside is that there might be flash floods. Because we have so many fires, there is usually a hill or two or ten without sufficient groundcover to prevent mudslides. So that's something we have to watch out for.

One upside, on the other hand, is that it looks like there is snow in the mountains, which is good, because I am determined to go skiing in LA County sometime this winter. Also, I can see mountains from my office (on a clear day), and mountains with snow are an even better site than just mountains.

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