I’ll get to my confession in a minute.
But first, I’ll give you a brief update on the RAIN…it is still raining. Brief enough?
Of course, we are lucky that this is simply moderate-to-heavy rain,with brief periods of non-rain and no cyclonic wind (although some pretty spectacular “son et lumiere” accompaniment!) and it’s doing wonders in some of the seriously parched areas and is topping up reservoirs and flushing some of the algae and rubbish out of streams. (Note to Sky Faeries: Dinahmow’s basement is supposed to be dry, you morons!)
The local Motorists’ Club has an internet map of flooded areas throughout this State, with regular updates. Cute little “traffic lights” graphics in red, green, amber and text details. Very handy for folk, like The Man, who have to venture into those wide expanses beyond human habitation. I certainly wouldn’t want to drive far beyond city limits in a cute little dinky toy even in good weather.
So the oft-maligned transport drivers, the drivers of the big rigs, who pretty much keep this country from grinding to a halt must be grateful for accurate weather reports. Grateful, too, for state of the art communications. *
However, like the curate’s egg of yesterday, there are always some not-so-good aspects. A pot of parsley stood for a day under a veritable Niagara from the roof and I doubt it will recover. My mail box was full of “pulp fiction.”The newly-planted garden over the fence is now largely blocking a drain and/or in my garden, pebbles an’ all.
The topsoil delivered for the new garden…
In this climate, timber floors are difficult to keep clean. When it’s damp, they are too “sticky” to vaccuum.When it’s dry, all the sand and dust blows in and has to be vaccuumed. Often. And this I do. Often.
I also eschew footwear indoors.
Sometimes,then, my feet are not lily-white when I go to my hard-earned rest. But that’s alright, because I’m giving serious consideration to buying my linens from the Army Surplus outlets. There is something to be said for sheets and towels in that olive-drab camouflage pattern…
* If that link is not working go to http://www.crookedbrains.net and then to road train