Monday, October 29, 2012
Land ho, it's been a gullywasher!!!
Whoowee!! This past weekend was so wet, I do believe that we've made up for the last 4 months of dry weather we enjoyed in one fell swoop. Much more and we'd be searching for higher ground, I do declare! So, if any of you webfoot Oregonians were fretting and fussing or harboring any concerns about a drought...rest assured, I believe we are out of the woods for the foreseeable future. And then some!!
We didn't let a little ole rain stop us from making progress on that "to do" list though. No siree!! We took the dogs to the local "You Do Doggie Wash" and they got their quarterly buff and fluffs, mani-pedis and they are sweet-smelling and silky to touch! Annie is positively glowing with knowledge of her beauty and grace. I love how they seem to feel so much better, knowing that they've had a special salon treatment. You know it just doesn't matter what the species - girls like to feel pretty. I'm sure of it! :)
Afterwards we went out for a relaxing lunch and watched the rain come down in torrents from our window with a view. Seriously it was a gullywasher and then some. Impressive! Even by our standards.
Before we left, we had turned the horses out after they enjoyed breakfast in their stalls. By the time we arrived back home, in the mid-afternoon, they were more than ready to come back inside their warm, cozy and dry stalls. So, they had a light flake and spent some time relaxing and drying off while it continued to rain and rain and then rain some more. I'm so thankful for our barn!!
The next morning the rain had slacked off, and the weatherman was predicting a break from the rain until early afternoon. So, we decided it was now or never to go get another cord of firewood for our woodshed stash. We worked in a light rain for a little while, but overall it was pleasantly dry and quite warm. We packed the truck with the wood and were back home in about 3 hours time. We managed to unload about half of it before the rain started again - in earnest! We decided it was a good time to park the truck in the shed and head indoors for a little break. I enjoyed a nice, warm shower and got dressed in cozy, warm lounging clothes. We decided we'd done enough hard work for the day and settled in for a little football and a movie on tv.
Nothing exciting, but the weekend was quiet, laid-back and it always feels good to accomplish something.
I might complain occasionally about our weather, and especially the quantity of rainfall that we get; but I'm also very thankful that most always, when compared to so many others, we don't really have anything to complain about at all. While up North on our West coast, there was an earthquake and the scare of a Tsunami, and on the East coast, Hurricane Sandy...we're blessed. I'll be keeping everyone back east in my prayers. Prayers for protection and prayers that the hurricane is nothing more than an overblown, over-rated windstorm...with a little rainfall.
Blessings, Lorie @ Cingspots