of a BOG!!! I mean it, y'all. It rained the first two weeks of the month up here. Then we had a week to dry out. Now, it's been raining for 7 days and 7 nights. Not hard enough to flood, like back at the beginning of the month, but there has been plenty of Thunder and Lightening! I think it's safe to say our 50 year drought is broken.
This is having a deleterious effect on my moods. I cannot drive with the top down, so I am bummed about that. I can't mow the yard because the ground is too wet, so it's beginning to look like a field of weeds. I can't order the "miracle" grass plugs that are supposed to choke out the weeds, because I don't know when the ground is going to dry out enough to clear the ground to plant the plugs in the required 1" checkerboard squares. My flowerbeds, the ones that are cleared of weeds and grass are flooded and muddy, so I can't plant anything in them. The beds that need to be cleared are just muddy, too muddy to work in. Besides, I don't much like working in the rain. Or in mid-80's heat with high-90's humidity.
You know, when I left Houston in '76, it took about 9 months for my gills to grow over. What with all this rain, I think they are starting to re-emerge. As humid as it is here in the Summer, that could be a good thing. I'll be able to tolerate working outside a bit later in the mornin's, like maybe 'til 8 or 8:30. Yeppers, that what I said. If you want to work outside in this part of Texas, in the Summer, you best get up at Dawn. That's the only time it's close to bearable. I swan, I don't know how folks who work outside for a livin' do it!
I just hope, in July and August, I remember how grateful I was to get all this wet stuff.