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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Rain day.....again

7:48 am - Mountain Time - Thursday - 57° F, 100% humidity (raining hard, so understandable), wind 7 mph out of the east.....forecast high 59° F.......heading to SoCal for Mark's funeral and for Christmas with our children.

Wednesday we woke up to a heavy cloud cover knowing that rain was forecast sometime later in the day.  I had one main thing I wanted to accomplish.....wash and thoroughly detail the Beetle.....it has been a while since I have taken the time.  Usually I just give it a quick hand wash, then vacuum out the interior, but it was time for a get on your knees and clean everything and vacuum everything, and that is what I did.  Just as I was finishing the hatch area of the VW it began to sprinkle....I barely got everything put away and made it inside before the rain came......

......and it came with a rush.....within seconds the rain was pouring off the roof of the large garage in sheets, and large puddles were forming all over the backyard.  That was the format the rest of the afternoon and into the evening......hard rain, then it would stop and things would dry out a little, then it would rain again.  This continued on and off most the night and began again just as I was getting up this morning.....it has now stopped again.  Some might wonder why I washed the car knowing the rain was going to come.....yes I did know it was going to rain......the car was so dirty from all the accumulated dust over the past few weeks, and then the rains which we had a few days ago.....it just looked terrible.  At least it was clean yesterday when the rains came, and will still look clean when we depart for SoCal, and with all the rain we have had the last 18 hours there will be no dust as we exit the Wittmann back country dirt roads.

I spent the better part of the afternoon indoors reading as there were no projects left that didn't involve me being exposed to the on again, off again nature of the rain.  Wednesday was the winter solstice.......the shortest daylight portion of a day, and the longest nighttime portion of a day......so we have 'turned the corner' and it will now begin to get darker later, and the sun will come up earlier each day.

There were no new network serials to watch Wednesday night so we watched a couple of recorded movies......first was 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', a 2015 movie Judy Dench, and Maggie Smith, and it was a delightful comedy....I would not have paid money to see it on the big screen, but was happy to spend time for free watching it.  The second recorded movie was the 1987 movie 'Innerspace' starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short and Meg Ryan.  We have seen this movie before, but it has been at least 20 years, and once again it was delightfully funny.

We were headed off to slumberland by 11:30 pm dreaming of time with our kids over the next 4 days.....YAY for us!

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1 comment:

  1. I gave our car good wash yesterday as well, knowing it would rain. no problem like you it looks much better. I will detail it another day, this desert dirt just keeps coming in.

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