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09:59 pm: feel the fear and do it anyway
We are having some exciting weather. My husband's girlfriend R and I are taking turns going up to his place to feed the horses and water the garden while Neal and Mungo are in Yellowstone. Today was her turn, but I was worried about the possibility of flash floods, or lightning, or the horses getting spooked and doing something dangerous, so I--

--if you've been reading here for a while, you might remember that my husband maximized the uncomfortable of our getting acquainted, mostly by treating every potential meeting as terribly fraught. R and I would both rather be friendly acquaintances, but we're both painfully shy and much better at avoiding uncomfortable interactions than making them less uncomfortable. We're working on it. I've had her phone number for a while but never used it. Making phone calls is hard. But today, I really was worried about the weather, so--

I called! And offered to go with her. And it went fine! It wasn't necessary: the horses were up by the barn, not down on the flood plain. But I'm glad I did.

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From:randomdreams
Date:July 30th, 2014 04:22 am (UTC)
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Yay on a number of levels.
I'm hoping any flooding isn't an issue at your place, either. I've seen that area with substantial standing water.
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From:boxofdelights
Date:July 30th, 2014 11:43 pm (UTC)
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Am hoping not to get stuck in the driveway!

It is okay if the floodplain floods. Unlike some of the neighbors, we don't have a house or a barn on the floodplain.
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From:randomdreams
Date:July 31st, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
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GOOD THINKING.
This is what zoning boards are for: to not issue building permits for flood plains.
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