I pride myself on always having a plan, even when that plan is lousy. For instance, if I can’t remember someone’s name when I’m supposed to introduce them to my wife I say, “You two haven’t met yet.” She knows to jump in and introduce herself. When the Wi-Fi goes down, I know to unplug the router, wait a minute, then plug it back in while cursing under my breath until the little lights glow again. When an unexpected guest stays the night, we have an inflatable mattress and extra toothbrushes.
When that guest decides to stay for five days while draining you of all resources, however, the plan falls apart. That’s what happened last week when Tropical Storm Isaias paid a visit.