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If Friend, we greet thee, hand and heart.
If Stranger, such no longer be.
If Foe, our love will conquer thee.
-Old Welsh Door Verse

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rain, rain, rain, rain...

Beautiful rain
Rain, rain, rain, rain
Beautiful rain.

Oh, come
Never come
Oh, come
Never come
Oh, come
Never come
Beautiful rain.

This was one of my favorite songs by Ladysmith Black Mombazo.

Happily, the beautiful rain has come to SoCA. Our normal rainfall here is about 13" per year. Last year we had 3 (three) inches. Now, we have a slow-moving storm that has been dropping water on us since just before noon. And though DH thinks I'm nuts, I would swear there were tiny snowflakes mixed with the droplets as the storm started. Maybe sleet, although I couldn't feel anything "hit" except the wet of the raindrops.

It doesn't matter. I'm just so grateful that the trees and roses are getting a good, deep drink. Best of all, DH's theory about the garage roof leak seems to be correct. DS2 climbed up there and cleaned some trash and leaves from the joint where the two roofs (kitchen and garage) come together and there isn't a drop leaking into the garage from this storm (knocking on wood). In fact, the only problem so far has been that my car's alarm is on a hair-trigger and has been set off twice today. Once at school when a helicopter flew over low (must have been a police copter; wonder who he was looking for) and once in the driveway when the rain came down particularly hard. I'm hopeful it won't happen again at 3:00 am.

So far tonight I have made a batch of brownies, made the dough for snickerdoodles (to be baked tomorrow and made into cookie plates for colleagues) and have finished DH's surprise Christmas present. I may re-do it when we move because I'm not totally happy with the matting, but he probably won't even notice the problem. I figure to wait until we move and then can change the color of the matt when I re-matt the print if we want a different color.

1 comment:

Chiloe said...


Sorry I don't have time to comment much these days but I want to wish you a merry christmas with your family (and Donald , just kidding lol ) Hope you get your chart soon !!! Have you seen I did finish my fairy?

Happy holidays !!!!