Rain, Rain, Rain…

Mazikeen at the window
Mazikeen at the window

Waiting for the rain to stop

Sitting at my desk, the lighting is low, not by my doing. The weather, although we were promised temperatures higher than Spain, has not stopped raining, so much so the roads were flooded in many places.

Well, I ought to leave but the rain it never stops, and I’ve no particular place to go.

Earlier I needed to go out and get the dogs a 15kg bag of dried food that I give them with the cooked stuff I make them.  I also wanted to go to my favourite northern supermarket Booths.  Now, from where we live to the supermarket is a 20 miles round trip, There is another Booths, but that is a 30-mile round trip, so all in all, it is quite a distance.  Not that I mine, when getting my unpasteurised milk, I have to drive 26 miles, but I am a bit of what we call in the UK, a petrol head.

My plans for the morning was to go to the dump/tip and get rid of some of the accumulated crap from the garden, and the old gas barbeque.  Take the dogs for a walk, then off to Booths and the pet warehouse.  Build the new barbeque, and give it a test run, because this is the law in the barbeque world, also on Thursday I could smell someone barbequing so that really got my juices flowing.  The other plans were to plant some more clematis and other climbers.  Of course, then to sit in the garden and enjoy this.  But this was not to be.  When letting the dogs out this morning at 7am I thought it was quite mild, I did not have a stitch on I do admit, but then, my garden is totally private and not overlooked, and I did have some hope for the day, however, as I pottered out there I could feel the spits of rain and knew that it was all about to change.

I decided to treat myself to a leather tape measure.  I have to admit, it is beautifully made, and the smell of leather is divine.  I had seen it on the wrist of a fellow knitter on Instagram and decided I just had to have one.  Along with the soggy post it was in the mail this morning, wrapped and sealed from China.  How many times have we all been there looking for a measuring tape, well now I have one to hand, pardon the pun.

So with the rain still battering the windows, I think I will watch a film and do some knitting, and of course, keep dry.

Fingers crossed for a dry day tomorrow.

 

9 Comments on “Rain, Rain, Rain…

  1. Ugh I’m just heading out in a downpour for a run, but I’ve promised myself knitting afterwards!

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    • One of my friends was intrigued with it and put a measuring tape next to it to see if it was right, which it was. Oh, I also did that when it arrived.

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  2. It actually rained pretty hard here in Florida last night, and it’s been unseasonably a little bit cool the last two days: highs in the 60s F when we’re normally climbing into the 80s on a regular basis this time of year. Not to be outdone, it was 36 degrees F over in Texas, where this weekend’s NASCAR races are taking place, when the Monster Energy Cup Series drivers were getting practice in yesterday, and around 33 F when the Xfinity Series drivers took to the track for their race yesterday. It has warmed up into the 60s today for the Cup Series race. And those NASCAR drivers do not have seat warmers in their cars…the car warms the seat when they go out on the track! Thank goodness I don’t live in Texas!

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    • Sounds like they have the cold we have here. Today it is heady 44f, almost feels like summer again ha ha. A few years back it was -18c (-0.4f) in the night at -10c (14f) in the day, and we got that used to it I was wearing tee shirts in the garden. Although it was a dry cold, unlike our usual wet cold.

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