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  • Lightning and thunder clap loudly as the rain, rain and more rain pour down quickly over a short amount of time. We’re under flash flood warnings. The news is reporting people attempting to drive to work, only to get stuck in high levels of water. WOO-HOO!! Lots of rain! I jump out of bed and rush off to work early. There is no disappointment felt when one of my clients is absent. Finally, seeing all the present clients and delaying the other half until the afternoon, I hurriedly take off for the dam! I’m hoping to get to see the water rushing through the gates as the lake is too full and needs to drain off the excess water. This has become one of my favorite places to come now. There’s always interesting people to watch and listen as they share their life stories. Today does not disappoint! The air is heavy with humidity making it more difficult to breath. There’s a man to take pictures and workout with, a fisherman to help me pick up litter that some irresponsible person has left and a couple Sea-Doo repairman to watch as they test run their daily repairs. When they ask if I would like a ride I respectfully decline.
    Meeting the older gentleman during his morning workout was my favorite conversation today. I walk down to see the water up close and pass by him politely greeting one another. As I finish admiring the water rushing down the water gates, he is walking towards me to ask if I wouldn’t mind taking his picture for Facebook. He shares several stories about his life including when he comes to work out prompting me to go ahead and finish his workout with him, completing 3 sets of stairs. Maybe I shall join him again some morning.
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