Anthony D’Angelo via Krafty Max
Yesterday we got soaked so many times I lost count! I’m happy about it because we need the rain so badly. We’re forecast to have 4 inches of rain or more by the end of this on Saturday.
We had a productive day, smiling as we were soaked over and over in the course of it.
The brick place called and said a guy would deliver our bricks by lunchtime. That was pretty close to correct, as our driveway detector went off about 1:00 or so. A wonderful man with a long, flowing, snow-white beard came up our driveway on a fork lift with our big package of 400+ bricks and gently set them down exactly where my husband wanted them. The wind was gusting so hard that our ‘Santa’s’ beard kept blowing up over his face! My husband told the man, “I want to look like you when I grow up.” His eyes twinkled as he waved to us, laughing, and neatly turned the fork lift around and headed back down the driveway. Since it’s supposed to rain through Saturday, we probably won’t even get started on the brick planter project until next week. Meanwhile, we’ll stop at the hardware store one of these days to see if we can find a brick layer to redo the planters once we get them emptied and taken down.
My husband’s ‘building-a-new-computer-for-me’ project continues to hit snags. He started out trying to replicate what is in HIS computer. We finally figured out that the new motherboard is different (even though it carries the same model number, and wouldn’t accept the memory he had purchased. He added the memory to his computer and ordered different memory for my computer from the book that came with the motherboard. We did this TWICE, having to return the memory TWICE (the second set will be picked up today by UPS). We finally discovered through the Crucial website an application where we could see if the memory for which we had been searching (also found in the motherboard book) was compatible with our motherboard. It wasn’t! They had a button for finding memory that WAS compatible with the motherboard. We found one and it’s on its way now.
Since we didn’t have to stay home the rest of the day, we decided to pack up the truck with the bags I had filled with donations from the art room for the Veterans Thrift Store. About half way to Fort Smith the heavens opened and, even with the windshield wipers on high and the defroster on, it was hard to see where we were going. We were playing “motorboat” driving through the water in the streets. It was still raining by the time we got to the Thrift Store, but my husband and I got out the bags plus other stuff, for the nice lady who gave us a receipt. We were soaked by the time we got back into the truck.
On the way home, we stopped at the bank. Interestingly, the rain really started up the minute I got out of the car.
We stopped for gas. My husband got soaked because the wind was blowing the rain sideways.
We stopped at the deli for fish. We both got soaked again on the way back to the car.
When we got home, we took the doggies out. This time we had umbrellas to use that weren’t more trouble to deal with than getting soaked. The wind was still buffeting the ran around, so our clothes got soaked once again.
We spent the rest of the day inside, except for taking doggies out from time to time, happy to get warm and dry. It rained overnight and is still raining now, but a steady, soaking rain that might really do us some good.
The Fedex delivery person came while I was on the front porch watching Amber taking care of business, so I put her in quickly and ran around to the garage to receive the package – getting wet yet again. It’s beginning to feel weird when I’m dry…..