I was really hoping that the tropical storm that came ashore just to the east of us in Louisiana would give us some much needed rain. Well, it almost did. Yes, it did rain. No, we didn’t get very much, just about a tenth of an inch. I should have known it wouldn’t be much since we were on the “clean” side of the storm. Just before the sun set last night, we spotted a rainbow of to the East. That gave me hope, knowing that rain was that close.
A little after dark, it started to drizzle. Just a very light rain, but it WAS rain. At that time the temperature dropped down to 72. That was coolest I have seen, day or night, for a long, long time. Yesterday stayed well below the 100 degree mark, so I guess we will not make a million days in a row over 100 as I was starting to expect!!! When I got up this morning, the temperature was still low at 76 degrees. Guess I got to dig out my Long Johns if this cold wave continues. . . .
I don’t think that we will get any more rain, and the small amount that we got will not help the trees any, but maybe the weeds will get greener. You know, the stuff that is left after all the grass dies. Do you think that I should sell my lawn mower or just save it as relic of the past and what used to be? Of course hope springs eternal, or at least some poet thought that was the case. I am at the point where I will believe it if I actually see a soaking rain. I am starting to think that a big rain will not happen again in my life time. As a last resort, I may consider washing my car.
You all have a great day now, you hear?