The candlelight vigil was thoughtful but really, was it wise to allow Flo near a naked flame? I completely understand why Audrey failed to show–after the Crispy Pancake incident, she is bound to be nervous.
Anyhow, we survived. According to Barkis, the one road into Itchy Ankle was closed for a while and many gardens were flooded, but now the waters have receded. The water was up over Jonathan’s magnificent bulkhead, but we live to fight another day.
As it turns out, Barkis is as good a source of news as any, for the local Baltimore news station was having trouble with its on-screen ticker. The s was mi–ing and Peggoty -wear- -he read the following on her TV: ‘Take cover in a turdy building…and protect your elves from tornadoe’
Late on Thursday evening, Peggoty, hearing news of near flooding in the vicinity of Jonathan’s mighty trajectory, decided to grab her umbrella and brave the storm to assess the extent of neighborhood damage and peril. Unfortunately she was wearing only a t-shirt and knickers at the time. Bill, chancing to look out his window at the howling gale caught sight of the elfin creature in her undies. ” Peggoty’s roaming the streets half-naked!” he exclaimed ” Good” said his wife ” I can get a good night’s sleep now I know Peggoty’s on patrol”
By the time she woke up on Friday, the rain had stopped and Peggy had gone off to her day job, blessedly fully clothed. Jonathan’s impressive construct stands firm and strong.
Have a safe weekend in Appleton Marsh and thanks for your concern, Blabs.