Yesterday afternoon I had a meeting at the uptown campus. I wasn’t prepared for downpours, lightning and thunder on the interstate. Without an umbrella during my walk from the car, I arrived at the meeting with raindrops dripping from my bangs onto my eyeglasses. My professional look flew right out the window! I was a hideous mess but it was alright since everyone else looked like me. We laughed hard, as we aren’t accustomed to rain in North Carolina. The “Blue Skies” are gone. My daughter works in the Wachovia headquarters building at the left of the photo.
It’s still dark and dreary today – jacket weather. We are taking a sigh of relief and a break from the intense sun until tomorrow or Sunday.
Now we are only four inches of rainfall below normal for the year and in the “moderate drought” category. (The dark speck in the background is a male Cardinal making a lot of noise.)
The pond overflowed and the ground fault tripped, turning the pump off for a few hours. The Koi never escape, even during hurricanes.
Tiny toads were flooded from their seats and misplaced.
The lilies on the pads were pounded.
The pollen was washed away and the air is brisk and clean. The leaves on the trees are shining again. We are so refreshed today but also tired since it's Friday!
I could use a little sunshine now. And, when it arrives, I’ll complain about its burning effects. Will we ever be completely happy with weather? I should just accept whatever we get, lather with sunscreen and put an umbrella in the car!
Gina and Billy are making their final move into their house tonight and tomorrow. I have Mr. Biggins tonight so I need to put some sheets on the bed in the back bedroom. He’ll be sleeping with “Grandma” in that bed. It’s too bad for me that he doesn’t understand the meaning of “Move over, Mr. Biggins.” Poor me - lucky him. We’re having a “pend da night party”!
My yawning is out of control tonight. I’ll be dreaming of all the things I need to do this weekend: