It’s funny, a month ago we had so much rain that it caused an Apple tree to lean over and uproot.
The ground was completely saturated.
Then Summer FINALLY came around and it got hot, all at once.
Hot like 80’s, 90′ and even a few 100 degree days.
Around here a hundred degrees can kill people, we just aren’t used to that shit.
Everyone’s lawns started dying and trying to do anything physical resulted in sweat stained T shirts and hat bands. Along with the heat came high humidity.
This ain’t Texas if ya know what I mean. I just looked up to see what the average temperature for the year is around here and it is 63 degrees and we get at least 70 inches of rain.
That is pretty much six damn feet of it.
I even started putting the sprinkler out a few minutes at night just trying to keep some color in the lawn because I noticed the only green I was seeing was the Crab Grass and the weeds. A trip to the store revealed dead lawns all over the neighborhood except where people had sprinkler systems installed.
I have to be careful with that lawn watering though, our AVERAGE water/ sewer bill around here is $125 A MONTH as it is.
I noticed just how dry it was around here yesterday when I was fumble fucking around out in the garage and found about a half gallon of water in a water jug that I had opened up to dilute the antifreeze I put in the Caballero the other day when I changed the thermostat and went to dump it out next to an ornamental Cherry tree in the front yard.
The ground literally sucked the water up as fast as I could pour it out.
From the ground being completely saturated to bone frikkin’ dry, in one month.
It’s amazing if you think about it.
There is a front moving through today and there is a nice, steady rain falling outside right now.
It’s only supposed to last one day but I’ll take it.
If the lawn out front is that dry then you gotta know all of the forests around here are just as dry.
There is no need to expound on what that could potentially mean.