“Pour on, I will endure.”

When we woke up this morning or rather closer to this afternoon, it was cloudy and cold, 64˚ cold, and the day won’t get any better. It will stay cloudy and dark and cold with a low of 60˚and a high of 69˚. A strong wind is swaying the pine tree branches. A flood watch is in effect. It is an ugly day.

Yesterday was an odd, as in unusual, sort of day. It started in the morning when a vase fell over after the flowers shifted. The water from the vase fell all over the kitchen floor under and over cans and bottles of food. I started picking up the wet stuff including a bag of dog food which had been folded over the top to keep Nala from snacking. I failed fold. The dog food fell out of the bag all over the wet floor. Nala thought she was in heaven when she saw the food. I thought I was in hell. The cleanup took a while.

Rain started slowly yesterday in the early evening. I could hear the drops on the leaves from the open window behind me. Not long after, the deluge began. The thunder came first. It was so loud Nala raised her head each time. Henry slept through. A couple of lightning bolts were next. They lit up my den window. The rain kept falling. At one point there was a lull, and I thought the storm was over despite the weather predictions. I was wrong. The most rain fell after ten. There were tornado warnings for Barnstable county. I watched the tracks of those tornados on TV. The first warning was until 12:45 then it was changed to 1:45. The rain was still falling as heavily as it had been. Around three there was a lull in the rain. I let both dogs out for the last time before we went to bed. The amount of rain which soaked us was around 3 or 4 inches but not enough to get us out of drought conditions.

My laundry has made it to this floor. The two bags are stacked in the hall. One bag was so heavy it fell down the stairs and sent Nala scurrying. I need to do a few household chores including changing my bed. Despite the damp, I did run over the kitchen floor with a wet mop. I know they’ll be tons of new paw prints today, but I couldn’t take the dirty floor anymore. I’d have to close my eyes every time I went into the kitchen.

I do need to go out today. I wish I didn’t. Nothing about today makes me want to be out and about. I’ll need a sweatshirt.

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6 Comments on ““Pour on, I will endure.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today is another weather repeat of yesterday, hot and humid.

    Today my pool technician said that my pool filter is very dirty and needs cleaning. The water has taken on a yellow cast. The pool company is going to try and get us scheduled for tomorrow. Bad things always tend to happen right before a long holiday weekend. 🙁

    How do cut flowers shift in a vase?

    You are experiencing the back end of tropical storm Ida. She didn’t do enough damage to the gulf coast so she decided to wreck havoc on you before heading out over the Atlantic. 🙂 Luckily the money the government spent reinforcing the levies surrounding New Orleans held and the death toll was greatly reduced.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      The sun came out, and the day was a delight. It will be the same through the weekend.

      Do you have scheduled maintenance on the pool all summer? It would save you trying to find a pool guy to come.

      The flowers were top heavy so I leaned them. That was a mistake, a silly mistake.

      We did get a lot of rain. Few spots flooded as the cape is so dry, and the sandy soil absorbs water. I did see some flooding along the sides of a couple of roads but not in houses.

      When I went for my ride is what 66˚ and perfect.

      • Bob Says:

        Yes, I have scheduled maintenance and the same folks are going to clean the filter today. As a mater of fact I have them maintain the pool all year long.

      • katry Says:

        I’m betting that takes a load off your mind!

  2. Christer. Says:

    We’ve had a really nice weather here for several days now but I’ve read about the rain over at Yours. I guess that the leftovers will arrive here in a few days, until then I’ll enjoy our weather as much as I can 🙂

    We’ve all had all the dog food falling out over the floor and It’s just a pin and I can’t even laugh about long after either Then again with several dogs at the same time I’ve never had to clean up that much afterwards anyway 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      The rain was from the remnants of the hurricane Ida. Here on the cape we got the most rain in the state. I’m glad because we had the least amount of rain in the state this month, adding to the drought.

      Nala would have eaten what fell out of the bag, but I didn’t want her to eat so much dry food. She’ll usually clean the floor.

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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