Just finished up a major Maryland blue crab orgy long planned for the outdoors today. However, the "horrible" rains forced us to move the "tables" (newspaper-covered old doors on saw horses) into the garage. Left the door open and enjoyed the rain while 10 of us downed well over a bushel.
A good time was had by all and we toasted the rains with large amounts of bottled amber liquid.
strange how that becomes true. farmers are grumbling loudly here because of the lack of rain. let them grumble. after the annoyingly high amount of rain we got in july that left our area looking like a lake district, i am so happy to have had this long sunny spell.
some people just always need a reason to complain i guess.
We've got the opposite here in Southern California -- 99 yesterday *with* (oddly enough) humidity.
Needless to say, I've been kissing my central air conditioning. (Which leads to a minor rant from me -- half of the homes in our neighborhood have a/c but it seemed like we were the only ones running it -- what does it take for people to finally say they will spend the money for the electric bill??? Ya know, I may buy generic macaroni and cheese, but I will spend the money for a/c!)
I love the line on page 6 of the Carnival Shore Excursions (Eastern and Western Caribbean) brochure that says, "Sometimes the weather does not realize that our guests are on vacation and subsequently forgets to cooperate."
It's 10 AM, 85 degrees and climbing here in the suburbs of San Diego and we just put the air-conditioner on!! We could use some rain but as with Murphy's Law, IF we are lucky it will rain tomorrow when everyone has to drive bumper to bumper to get to work. Most people out here can't drive in the rain! I say "bring it on"!
People must always have something to complain about, that's human life with ego.
Yes it has been raining every day now for over a week and the grass is growing again and my tired looking flowers have perked up again. It stayed dry long enough this afternoon to have a cookout after we mowed the grass. Auguste
Kinda reminds me of when we owned a small resort here on the coast of Maine. When the weather was bad, the guests would blame me. When the weather was good, they brought it with them. It's a no win situation.
We in North Carolina have been praying for rain for months now and we finally got some last week, still not enough to get us off mandatory water restrictions, but it was nice to have rain all week. This year's drought is the longest we've had and with temps in the 90's and high humidity, everything was brown or dead until the rains came!
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