Posts Tagged ‘rain’
Last night was so incredibly nice. It started raining around 4:30pm and continued for the next few hours. I turned off the cooler and attic fans and just enjoyed the cool, natural air. I love when the monsoon comes and cools down the desert.
I opened the bedroom windows to allow the breeze to flow through the house. I was reminded of this grommet curtain set I saw while surfing the internet the other day. My bedroom windows only have mini-blinds and I have been longing to dress them up a little. My only problem is the walls are brick and that might prove a little hard in putting up curtain rods.
Another task I need to tackle is shoe and clothes storage. Right now my shoes line the top shelf in the closet and the floor. All in all I do not have as many shoes as most women but still, I do have my fair share. I only have one small dresser so I hang a lot of clothes in the closet. I started looking at a variety of storage baskets as a way to better organize my closet. I like the way they give a nice, clean look.
Hopefully I can get some of this taken care of in the near future. I guess I will just keep surfing the net until I find the perfect curtains and baskets.
Tags: decor, Monsoon, rain
Living here in the Desert Southwest can prove to be hazardous at times. I left work yesterday and I had to make a stop. Five minutes after I left a major storm hit. The rain was coming down in sheets and my ability to see was completely impaired. The road immediately flooded and I could feel my car sliding on the road.
I sat at a street light as the nickle-sized hail pelted down on my car. I seriously feared my windshield breaking. Especially as the light turned green and I moved forward.
I put the car in first gear and tried to see what was up ahead. I was probably only going about 20 mph and can you believe it, some people were driving like it was a normal sunny day! IDIOTS! I started shaking and decided to pull over and wait out the storm. I was traveling in the left lane and I knew I could not move over two lanes to the right as I could not see anything in front of me or behind me. So, I made my way to an intersection that lead to a Walgreens parking lot. Trust me, I was not the only one taking refuge there.
It only took about five minutes before the roughest part of the storm was over. I put my car in reverse and made my way out of the parking lot. I made it to my destination only to see the proprietors of the store standing by the door and watching the aftermath of the mayhem.
I told them about my experience and they just stared at me in disbelief. The crappy part, not one of those raindrops fell on my house.
Figures, risk my life only to not have any rain on my garden. Just my luck.
Tags: hail, Monsoon, rain, storm
I had an interesting day yesterday. It started out with a monster storm that contained almost hurricane force winds and torrential rain. When I woke up the wind was howling and leaves, tree branches and lord knows what else was flying everywhere. My dog buddy did not want to go outside and promptly peed on a rug in my bedroom. My big, red dog Lucie went outside, raced around in the mud, and of course tracked it back in the house. Nice.
I left to go to work and had to dislodge tumbleweed from underneath my car. As I was driving to work in the pouring rain, I barely missed hitting a downed tree. When I arrived at work apparently said tree had encounters with several other co-workers of mine. Thank goodness, it was early and there was not many people on the road as we all had to serve to miss the tree. We all concluded that after missing the tree there was no need for coffee as we were more than awake at that point.
When I left to go home I discovered my car had been hit with mud rain. What is mud rain? Well this is something new to me, but all I can say is my car looked like it had not seen a car wash in years and I actually had to turn on the window washer in order to see out.
Driving home, I ran over numerous palm tree branches and other debris. When I finally arrived home, the tumbleweed was still in my driveway. Now you would think with almost 70mph winds that tumbleweed would have left. Nope. Still there.
Once at home I cleaned the sticks, leaves and dirt off myand tried to keep Lucie out of the mud. I thought about washing the car but decided to wait a couple of days. Another storm has been forecasted for this weekend. Maybe I will get lucky and this storm will contain clean rain. One can only hope.
Tags: downed tree, rain, storm, weather, wind
This Saturday we will plant a tree for our Lolly Pop Kid. Our family and Tango’s family will gather at our home and together we will plant an orange tree for Lolly.
I prayed to God that the weather would be a little cooler since the temperature has been around 106 degrees. I mean I really prayed. I just want everyone to be comfortable. However, I did not ask for a hurricane. We do not get full-force hurricanes where we live but we do get some nasty storms from them. So I am hoping the weather will be nice and not drench us with rain all day on Saturday.
I am happy about receiving this photo. There is a woman in Australia writes the names of Angel children in the sand on a beach. She then photos them at sunset and uploads them to her blog. The pictures are absolutely beautiful. I cried when I say Lolly’s photo. There appears to be a red halo over the sun. As I have said before, Lolly had wonderful flaming red hair. So everyone attending the tree planting will receive one of these photos. I think it will be a lovely addition.
Tags: angel, family, grandchild, Grief, hurricane, Lolly Pop Kid, names in the sand, plant a tree, rain