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Sometimes You're Batgirl and You Don't Even Know It

This place has been having some crazy weird weather lately. I live in a desert, you see, and we've gotten about four inches of rain in the last week.

Weird, right?

Last Monday we had high drama in the neighborhood, when three of those inches ran down from the foothills, collected quite a bit of mud and debris, and flooded two houses directly west of us thanks to poor drainage on the other side of the fence (our north boundary is also the border with another city, which apparently doesn't have the same strict standards for storm drainage that tiny weird town has). We built this home recently, and we have yet to put in a yard, so there was an awful lot of mud to go around.

On Thursday it rained again, and this one felt like it blew in from nowhere. I had to go to the store for more diet coke (because I'm addicted, but you already knew that). The gray, dark storm clouds gathered overhead in the two minutes it took to get to the store. By the time I opened my door, the wind hi…