Gut Rumbles

August 18, 2003

raining again

I believe that I've seen rain fall on the Crackerbox every day since sometime in the middle of July. I KNOW that it has rained every single day in August. It's raining again now.

My rain gauge has been full to overflowing for a while now. I stopped looking at it a long time ago. We're something like ten inches over normal for this time of year. Now the thunder is kicking up its heels and dancing with the lightning across the sky. I expect another violent storm this evening.

That southwest wind that's been coming in from the Gulf for two months now makes the days hot and humid. I mean REALLY hot and humid. Heat index 100 degrees plus. Then, when the sun starts down, Mother Nature throws a tantrum coupled with a hissy fit. I really wish I had planted a garden this year. I would NOT have needed to water it.

I'm going to pour a glass of wine and go sit in my garage. Things are looking very interesting outside.


My garden did extremely well up here.

Posted by: Geoffrey on August 18, 2003 07:34 PM

Sounds like my kinda night...

Posted by: Trease on August 18, 2003 07:39 PM

Yep, we're getting the same rain, every single day now. It rained twice today. Haven't had to water the lawn since at least the beginning of July. Must of had a thunder-bunder today, everything had to be reset due to loss of electricity.

Posted by: Laura on August 18, 2003 07:40 PM

yeah... were gettin a lot of those storms up here in augusta as well. intense stuff, lightning knocked out a tree in the back the other day.

Posted by: Josh on August 18, 2003 08:03 PM

Not that I spend every minute thinking about your bionic hammer, but is that thing grounded? I mean, sitting out in the garage with lightning striking all around?

Posted by: Patrick on August 18, 2003 08:22 PM

I wish we'd get that kind of rain. We need it.

Posted by: Da Goddess on August 19, 2003 12:07 AM

Down here in Clearwater, we get some pretty cool storms rolling in off the Gulf.

I grab my cigarettes and sit on the front porch to watch.

(the windchimes get pretty rowdy, too)

Posted by: donawana on August 19, 2003 07:10 AM

Wine? ,,Oh yeah, I like wine too. Beer makes me sleepy and gives me gas. To much rain here in South Carolina. Now all we need is hurricane to blow the yankee's back up north.
Then I can have shrimp and grits for breakfast without getting all those strange looks at the local slop house.

Posted by: oldandevil on August 19, 2003 07:55 AM

We'll take all you don't want here in crispy, brown Oklahoma

Posted by: Ruby on August 19, 2003 04:18 PM

We were in serious drought conditions last summer. This summer, we never have enough sunny days in a row to dry out the soggy ground.

Posted by: shell on August 19, 2003 08:21 PM

Summer rain and a nice chilled wine. Yum!

Posted by: dragonfly jenny on August 20, 2003 02:15 PM
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