Well I'm sure glad this rain is done. Today, most communities got between 4 and 5 inches of rain in just a couple of hours. I'm grateful we didn't get the wind Ohio (or Texas) got with this. I've heard from Mareseatoats and she says it's a mess. It's been about 25 years since she's experienced a direct hit hurricane (Alicia) and she says she has had her fill. Today, she has power but no water and her friend has water but no power. Together, they should muddle through.
It had been raining about an hour when it began to seriously rain. Torrential downpours. In 15 minutes, my street filled. I began to worry when it went over the curb and up onto the sidewalk.
I remember when I was young and used to make the best of a good downpour too. These girls lingered for a good long time just wading in the street. Even Duke yapping his head off did not deter them.
If I didn't make good use of the downpour, I made good use of my time. The first of Laurie's mittens is done. What a fun thing to make. I'm making these for all of my nieces and maybe a soldier I know who is shipping off to Afghanistan. It's cold there. I'll make his all black. Hmmm. I've never dyed fleece before. Any advice on dying fleece?
This is the flooding in my crazy neighbor's back yard. Now let me tell you, this guy is odd. Surely you recall the stories of him snow blowing his backyard last winter. If not, let me just say, if this were snow, my Monday would be awfully noisy. He'd fire up the snow blower about 6 am and not shut it off until the entire backyard was free of the snow. Any guesses where the snow would go?