Thus far the fall has been a good one for East Hampton High’s teams.
As of Tuesday, two of them, boys soccer and girls volleyball, led their leagues — boys soccer with a 6-0-1 record in league play and 9-1-1 over all, and girls volleyball with a 6-0 league mark. The soccer team was ranked 9th among Long Island’s top 10 in Tuesday’s Newsday.
Two teams, girls tennis and boys cross-country, were runners-up, the girls with a 4-4 record (7-4 over all) and the boys at 2-0.
“Let it rain!” I said to the guys who were putting up new seamless gutters whose downspouts and discharge pipes were arranged under our deck in such a way as to inspire hope that the annoyance of periodic basement floods would once and for all be ended.
Haz llover! Let it rain! Open the floodgates of heaven. Well, perhaps not quite so wide, but I do want to see if the new system works, if we’re on our way to, if not bone-dryness, less dankness. Yes, less dankness, fewer spiders, less mold, a little less of the entropy against which we are struggling.