Friday, September 18, 2009

More about monsoons

Thank goodness last night we didn't have a repeat of the 3" of rain in just a couple of hours. The basement is attempting to dry out. I'm afraid we'll burn out the motor on our dehumidifier.

When I got home yesterday, (I'd gone to work to fill in for a sick coworker), I did my usual stuff - let Sassy out to potty. As she was sniffing around looking for that perfect spot as dogs do, I heard a siren slowing down nearby. I looked up to see a fire engine coming around the bend of the street. They stopped, I put Sassy back into the house, and then I heard my next door neighbor let out a piercing whistle. She did it again. It turns out she had called 911 for a downed wire in her yard. While she stood there, (and she is able bodied), I decided to walk down to the engine and tell the guys what's going on. Apparently they had stopped because of another downed wire. And this is the best part. I had no idea we had such good looking firefighters. For about a split second I wished I was 20 years younger and single. Luckily for me, some good sense came with age, so I set the admiration aside, and explained about my neighbor. Then I went into the house as it was still sprinkling.

Thankfully we don't need an ark yet, but a decent break in the rain will be nice. It seems over the past few years we don't get rain and sun in good measure, but an overabundance of one or the other. Drought or deluge.

I'll do more pictures of sheep later, along with another restaurant to try if you're up that way. As for now, I need a bit of coffee.

3 comments:

elena23 said...

Do we need to grab you one of those firemen calendars...?

Eve said...

Maybe so.

The Chickengoddess said...

My, what a great big hose you have there...