Image: A rain-soaked pergola. Photo by Rabbi Ruth Adar.
My sukkah (soo-KAH or SOOK-uh) is soggy. Actually, the sukkah-stuff is still in the garage; what you see in the photo above is the very wet pergola that becomes my sukkah every year with a bit of presto-change-o. A big storm is blowing through the Bay Area, with heavy rain and strong winds, and bits of it are going to blow through for a couple of days more.
On the one hand, frustrating: NOW is the time to set the sukkah up, and frankly, unless I want the walls and the rugs and so on to blow down the hill and over into the neighbors’ yards, it’s better to wait. On the other hand, my back is still out from Yom Kippur (too much sitting in synagogue) so maybe this is a gift in disguise. Anyway, I am a Californian, and it’s against the law here to complain about water that falls from the sky for free!
2 thoughts on “My Sukkah is Soggy :-(”
Rabbi Ruth, No matter stormy weather, aches, pains and family worry—your sense of humor is still intact and you make me laugh!! Happy Sukkot!
Jan, I am so glad to hear it! Thank you for reading and commenting – and for laughing!
Happy Sukkot to you, too!