Wow! What is that blue stuff?

Oh yeah… The sky. We’ve had a couple of short rain showers, but for the most part, we’ve had lovely sunny weather. Dan says it is because I’m working on coats for Battlemoor. πŸ™‚ All the sun has allowed us to finally mow our weeds out front. They were hip tall on me! Maybe next week we will attack the back yard. Right now, our dog plays hide and seek in the weeds.

Also over the last few weeks, Dan has worked for the school district as a contractor. Since we only have the one truck, sometimes it means we have to shuffle schedules.Β It’s been a long week. A really long week.

Monday: Teacher inservice breakfast meet and greet.
Tuesday: Take Mom to Dorcas and a school board meeting. Also first day of school
Wednesday: Cleaned parents house, did laundry. School district IT interviews in the evening.
Thursday: Did not feel well.
Friday: Ran errands in Pueblo and got the oil changed on the truck.
Saturday: Breakfast with parents, did yard work for parents.

Along with all of that, I’ve taken Dan to work, run my own errands, worked on SCA clothing for Battlemoor, and tried to keep up with all the “Regular” stuff.

Tomorrow, we take Morgan back to college.

I am so ready for our vacation in 9 days!!!

From Drip to Downpour!

About an hour ago, it started raining. Really raining. Keep in mind the ground is already soaked from a week of nightly rain showers. So, I start closing windows and head to the back door when I realize we have a problem. A big wet problem.

The rain is coming down so hard that it is forming rapids on the stairs from the back yard. It is flowing so fast that the water is coming IN the back porch. I holler to Dan who looks at it and then heads outside to start diverting the water. That’s when I realize that if we don’t move the mud and debris from the side of the house, the water is still going to flow in the back porch. So, out I went.

It hails. It rains. It soaks us both, but we get the water diverted. After we dried off, changed into dry clothes and got a cup of tea, I looked out the front door. Oh My! The alley had washed out. So, I took pictures.

Oh, and it keeps raining about every 15 minutes.

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Drip! Drip! Drip!

I think the appropriate wording would be “state of shock”. Why? Well, it is raining. Still raining. In fact, it has rained almost every night for at least the last week. Some are just little showers and others are drenching downpours which make us scramble for buckets to catch the drips. (remember those leaks I mentioned?)

It has rained so much that I haven’t been able to mow my front lawn. The weeds are about 18 inches high. And, it is so green! We went for a drive to Pueblo the other day and the prairie was so lush. The stock ponds were filled and the squash vine that grows on the side of the road was spreading everywhere. (What is that vine? Does anyone know?)

It was foggy and cold this morning. 60F. Brrr! I had to grab a blanket in the middle of the night kinda cold. Overall, it’s been kinda nice. πŸ™‚

However, it has meant that we’ve done very little gardening or house repair work. Guess that will wait until September, after Battlemoor.