Soggy Smokes

This weekend’s tireless rain left its mark on my house, specifically in my basement. The water poured in (“The S.S. Savona is sinking!” I shouted to my wife) which meant it was time to head downstairs and try to clean up. I spent much of my Sunday sweeping water from the basement to the garage and into the driveway.

That’s right—sweeping water. When there’s enough, it sweeps quite nicely.

I took the mess in fairly good spirits (when you get 6.5 inches of rain in a day, it has to go somewhere) but then came the straw that broke this camel’s back. I took a cigar break mid-day and took out a Fuente Fuente OpusX Lancero, a gift of Carlos Fuente Jr. It was my last one. I lit the smoke, took a few rewarding puffs, then the slim cigar slipped from my mouth and went right into the water at my feet.

That hurt.
el WB April 16, 2007 10:40pm ET
Blast those forceful nor'easter winds. Certainly no help toward unplugging a size best known for a tight draw...
Dave Wagner PA April 17, 2007 10:26pm ET
"It was my last one." Shameless mooch attempt.That's a pretty sad picture you painted Dave. I suggest you call out the basement systems people. No need to have a repeat soggy day.
DAVE Savona April 18, 2007 4:31pm ET
Was it that obvious?
Barry Kamen NY April 26, 2007 8:08pm ET
Ouch. Carlito gave me a few some years back and they were really great smokes. I have 2 left and would be happy to share them with you. You know how to contact me. Doc:)

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