Thursday, January 07, 2016

Lightning and Thunder and Rain, Oh My!

Apparently, we are taking a "pounding..." our weather has brought rain, hail, thunder, lightning, and flooding, snow, tornado watches, which were downgraded to "gustnados?" To cap it all off, there was even an earthquake! I cannot bear to check the accident reports: We are silly, naive drivers, with no comprehension of the laws of physics; in rain our ignorance is only compounded. If it weren't so true, it would be funny. Oh, heck, it is funny. Yeah, I wanted to bring the kids out of school, early, we checked our candles, made mashed potatoes, debated what room of our house qualifies as a "basement." It's been a blast! It's a novelty. It's exhilarating... huddling together through sky ripping rounds of thunder! Dashing through downpours, clearing blocked drains in the yard, then digging canals, and navigating large puddles that we've named, like lakes discovered by early explorers! We are novices, inadequately dressed, bemused citizens of a sunny and golden state.

It's raining! At last. Take care, friends.


Sylvia said...

Wow, you make this sound like an exciting adventure, not a royal pain in the #$%^ !
Hope you all keep on managing so well and the weather improves soon.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Humor always helps me, Sylvia!
And it's a tremendous bonus that I don't have a long commute, or a career involving long days out of doors. All things considered, thinking of the drought, this is our "improved" weather! We need this, and more!

Sylvia said...

Oh, I've always wanted to know this, and I'm not sure if you already answered it:
Why do goats hate getting wet?? (City girl here just assumes that all animals in nature deal with "nature"!)

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I've addressed the issue, but not the cause... and the answer is not real clear. The best I found was the fact that their hair doesn't repel water the way sheep do, so they are susceptible to the cold and dampness. I don't know the Nigerian climate, where they originate from, but my guess is: hot and dry.

Okay... actually, it's hot and tropical, so they must be very good at seeking shelter!

Jennifer said...

We think of you there, weathering it all, and wish for reservoirs just full enough and houses warm and dry!