Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Tempest

Wow.  Seriously, like, wow. 
I was in the library, volunteering, and I was in the children's section upstairs (they call it the Junior Mezzanine).  The shelving process generally involves taking the books on a cart and sorting them alphabetically, unless someone has already come along and done that bit for you.  The spot I usually alphabetize in is right in front of one of the big windows.  Well, I'm looking outside, and suddenly I notice just how fast the clouds are moving.  I was enthralled.  I love a strong wind!  Then it started raining, and I was elated!  We don't get nearly enough rain here.  And then... it started raining harder.  Within a few minutes it looked like it was night outside, and the rain was coming down in sheets!  It was amazing!  That was when I stood up to start putting the books away, and realized there was water coming in from the window.
Now, these are floor-to-ceiling windows, so the water was soaking the carpet.  I went to tell one of the librarians about it, but when I got there, she was already scrambling to move the computers out of the way of a drip coming from the ceiling. :P  Luckily none of the books were hurt, but apparently whenever one of the city buildings has a problem, they have to call the fire department or something like that (I only caught snippets of the conversation).  In any case, when I left there was a fire truck waiting outside, though for what I'm not entirely sure.  But I realized something about the rain here.
It always rains when I wear sandals to the library... which means I get to slosh through the parking lot in semi-bare feet.

Fare thee well, friend!

1 comment:

  1. I know! The weather was amazing! I looked out our window, and it looked like we were in a carwash! Poor BYU football though. This is the second time in a row that one of their games had to be postponed because of weather, and it was only the second game of the season! They're cursed!
    I'm glad none of the books were damaged