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October 14, 2005 01:57 PM

And on the 9th day it rained more, and Ryan lamented

Day 9

The rain won't stop, it's dominating the local news. This streak, in my estimation, has the potential to rival The Great Flood; Only 31 one more days, and 31 more nights to go. If the television news is to be believed, New Jersey and Parts of Long Island are already starting to sink; and so are my spirits. It's not all bad though.

I'm always surprised at how quickly my fortunes can change. Two days ago I was in a very different spot that I am now. I was alone and wandering the city, wet from the rain for my 3rd day running. Brian had emailed me to say that he was going to be even further delayed. Roberto, the 52-year old Surgeon, who was our only real lead out of here, had called to say he'd found 'other crew' for his trip to Bermuda, and the city was peeling money from my wallet at a terrifying pace. All of this is compounded by the fact that the HI New York Hostel which used to be an old, womens hospital, felt well... like a hospital.

I could have survived all of this in good spirits, as I'm generally a happy person and able to deal with a little adversity from time to time. But the rain. I can handle a day or two of rain, no sweat. But 7 days non-stop. It had a profound effect on my psyche. But that was then, this is now.

It's a new day and while the sun isn't yet shining and we don't have a definate ride out of the city, the tide has begun to shift. The rain is forcasted to end by Sunday. Brian has arrived. Roberto, the sailor, called me because some of his crew ended up being no shows. He expressed over the phone that he would want to leave as quickly as possible once this weather clears. (i.e. Sunday or Monday). We've also moved out of the HI Hostel and into a closer, hopefully more personable one, called Jazz on the Park. Yes, things are looking up. Today is a new day.

In other news, it looks like Jon's Skee-Ball score of 540 last weekend at ACE bar has caused a stir in the Skee-Ball Comunity.


jonathan said:

I think that all the stuff you said at the beginning is in fact the other news. The SkeeBall announcement is the important news. Although I can see how people may think I am biased.

Ryan, in other news, congratulations on things looking up. I guess you may not be there when I come down in a week.

October 14, 2005 02:57 PM
Pattyh said:

Glad to hear things are improving...it helps to keep the spirits up..Hi Brian.... PattyH

October 14, 2005 04:06 PM
christopherd said:

Ryan, I have checked in numerous times-- and I am really glad to see that you are getting closer and closer to that exciting precipice----!!! looking forward to tracking your progress and reading your updates.... This 2nd floor office in Toronto is pulling for you!! :-)

October 14, 2005 09:04 PM