Sometimes A Little Rain Is A Good Thing

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.

4 thoughts on “Sometimes A Little Rain Is A Good Thing

  1. I can relate to the dry bit. hasn’t rained in the Eastern half for couple months now. Plants need it bad as well as for fire control. Wet spring let the weeds & grass get abnormally high. Welcome the the 4 seasons – Mud, Dust, Smoke, & Frozen…..


  2. Phil, too bad it’s raining, you won’t be able to celebrate dropping the uranium bomb on the Japs at Hiroshima 75 years ago. Still, it may fine up to praise the plutonium bomb over Nagasaki in a couple days. Racist, nah, just realism. I’ve no issues with Japanese people, just their militaristic culture of the time, that allowed their horrific crimes against so much of Asia and the Pacific, their native peoples and all allied prisoners of war. It’s too bad the US military didn’t have more atomic bombs ready, or that Truman accepted the Jap surrender so soon. Really too bad.


    • My fucking favorite unofficial holiday! The brutal treatment of
      English citizens caught up in the British colonies in Southeast
      Asia and allied servicemen in WWII justified this action! I realize
      that A Town Like Alice was fiction, but it was an accurate depiction
      of Japanese atrocities. I own both versions on DVD (the original
      movie with Peter Finch and the miniseries starring Bryan Brown.
      The miniseries was the best of the two. So solly Charlie my give
      a fuck o meter did not budge. Japan learned a lesson the hard
      way, don’t fuck with America!


      • That’s cruel, Leonard. I made sure to copy it. I just thought of a tie-in to Phil’s post: ‘A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall’! I can’t link to it, but Last Stand On Zombie Island exposes the Moslem desecration of ABDA Force (American, British, Dutch, Australian naval forces) consecrated Christian war graves of Allied navies in the north-west Pacific. Malaysian and Indonesian (same heathen Malay race) profiteers pillage the sunken Allied ships to loot the bronze screws and high-grade armour steel from the wrecks. The skeletal remains of the Allied sailors are disposed of as these Moslem hordes see fit, as to them the Christian Allies that fought for them just don’t count.


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