WE ARE USED to the Mighty Mississippi River rising. Every spring there's a threat, with some years bad and some years quiet.
But when the river starts rising in June and July, well, we are in trouble.
Click here for the latest Whig story about the river going up. The reason it's rising has nothing to do with the weather around here - it's all about what happens north of us. Because, like life, it's coming down the stream.
There have been heavy storms north of us, which means a lot of water gets dumped in the river, which means it's all coming our way.
You can control a lot of things, but you can't control what happens around you, for the most part. Doesn't matter if you are an owner of a small business, raising a family or planning for the future.
Or play in a band.
You do what you gotta do and keep an eye on the rising levels, and you hope the levee holds and the river stops rising.
It's all about weathering the storm.