overweening personal ambition is no virtue;
but while i had it,
i could have danced on a bed of nails.
a long saturday haul
when it started raining friday night, it never occurred to us that the long rainfall until next morning would lead to a rise in flood water. it took maybe 3 hours for the flood to rise from feet level to almost waist level.
it took an overnight for the flood to subside and be reduced to a layer of muck.