Wednesday, July 25, 2007

And the heavens were opened, and the water poured forth...

I could've sworn I lived in San Antonio. Good ol' south Texas. Dry. Hot. It's not that far back that I recall being on water retrictions so tight that you practically had to ask permission to brush your teeth on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

But apparently our house has been airlifted and dropped in the middle of Seattle. Because it just won't quit raining. And I'm not exaggerating. This has been the wettest year in San Antonio's recorded history, as well as the wettest June and July. Summer just seems to be passing us by as though it were another season altogether...only, well, soggier.

Now I'm not really complaining. Not really. Everything's so green and lush, and I know the farmers and other agricultural/horticulturally-related people must be so thrilled to have their share of rain.

But there are others of us, like my landscaper-husband, for instance, whose livelihood depends on having dry days. Lots of dry days. In a row. The poor guy is willing to work in intermittent showers and light rain, as he's tried to prove over the past 60 days. But when you have a constant downpour on you and your work, it can put a damper on things. We've had one dry week this month, and we're wondering if we'll ever see another one.

But we have a dry home on high ground, so I'll stop whining. And I have seen a few rainbows, which is reassuring. Otherwise, I think I'd be looking around to see who's building an ark...

6 comments:

Denise said...

This is the most rain I've seen in my entire life, and yet it isn't enough to flood the earth. What a storm Noah must have endured!!!

Michelle B. said...

Although I agree with the you about the rain... I can't be too upset and can't complain as it has kept the weather mild and not so hot and being sooooo pregnant that is a definate plus.

Kristen & Dave said...

Here we finally leave SA, and ya'll get all the rain. We're dry as a bone up here, everything is brown, no rain in over a month. Guess the grass really IS greener in TX (who would've thunk?).

Kim said...

If you start seeing animals walking around in pairs I'd start getting worried....

MamaArcher said...

I think we have seen more rain since we moved to SA June 1st than we did in 2 years in Washington State.

Kelly said...

I am so sorry that this is hard on your husband's business. Please feel FREE to sent it to the Midwest for us. We are so DESPERATE for rain. We have watering restrictions and still have water towers running out of water. My sister is visiting New York this weekend and there's so much rain there the streets are flooding. I think we just need the rain more evenly distributed!

Blessings~