Drier than burnt toast

So here in the middle of Indiana we’ve been having what some would call a drought, by some I mean everyone. I can’t even remember the last time that it rained here. Of course this is the year that I expanded the garden¬†with¬†the intention of feeding ourselves by eating directly from it and canning stuff for the winter. I’ve been watering, a lot!

They say there is some raining coming tomorrow, of course that’s the day I’m working outside at work. Fun, making countertops in the rain. Should be a great day. The worst part about it is, they are only predicting about 1/4″ inch of rain. Meaning it won’t soak down deep enough to really help my garden or any of my other plants really.

It’s not even really summer yet!

I really hope this is not the preview of things to come. The local farmers are probably fearing the worst right now too.

Mother Nature sure has a way of keeping you in check. When the early thaw came in February/March and I was out tilling the soil and planting before St. Patrick’s Day, I should have known it was too good to be true. I mean I was getting lettuce and radishes in early April! That’s so unbelievable for us in Indiana. Now we pay for it by having a dry late spring.

Let’s just hope this summer is a bit easier than last summer. We need a good one.

A week later basically

I haven’t written anything in my book the past few days so I’m not even sure I remember much of what went on the last week or so.

Work has been pretty slow lately so I’m not sure there anything exciting there for now. I did work from 230am – 2pm on Thursday, had a deadline to meet and wanted to get everything done on time. That made Friday a short day too which was nice.

Saturday Erin and I headed down to Seymour to see Greg at camp, we had fun just being outside and seeing new things. erin was absolutely thrilled at the chance she had to go down the zip line. She was grinning the rest of the day. We did get to see some good storms on the way home too, we stayed dry but it was moving towards us as we were coming around the east side of Indy.

Sunday I got two big things accomplished. First, I washed my truck. Washed it good. I took it to the do-it-yourself place and powerwashed the bugs and junk off the front. Then I took it back home and got the bucket and sponges out and went to town cleaning it. After that I hand dried it with a chamois and then let it air dry the last bit. Then I worked on the tires and wheels and got the glass sparkling clean. I waxed it after that and Rain-X’d the glass. Looked perfect. I went to the grocery store after that, of course it rained just enough to spot everything up. I didn’t rain at our house, but 6 blocks away at the grocery store it did. Nice.

After that, I was on the couch doing nothing. It was wonderful.

Monday I went to Ohio for work and relaxed at home a bit.

Today was another lackluster day at work and I’m just chilling tonight.

Winter can’t be over!

It’s been warm the last few days here at The Green. Raining too. So basically the foot of snow that we had on the ground is almost gone. They say that there could be an inch or two tomorrow night and then there is talk out there on the weather nerd forums that there could be a storm coming later in the week after that. Maybe even a huge storm coming around the 1st of March. We’ll just have to wait and see about all that though.

The one big problem with all the melting and the additional rain we’ve had is the fact that the basement here at The Green has bit of a flooding problem. It’s not a “water coming through the walls” problem so much as its a “water comes up through the floor” problem. So when we have rain, the floor isn’t wet for a day or so, time for the water to soak in and then come up under the floor. The joy of the spring fall is indescribable. Tonight I’m dealing with that problem, it’s still soaking in to the ground so basically anything I try to do now outside of running a few fans and squeegeeing the floor now and then is moot. Later this year though I’m going to reseal the floor and see if I can make some progress that way.

I’m going to miss winter actually, I love driving home a little early from work that one or two days of the season where the snow falls quickly and it’s wet and heavy enough that you can’t quite get up to speed on the highway. The car in front of you is throwing a little wet snow off it’s tires and there is an eerie silence even when you’re in traffic. I love the quiet still of winter, in summer there’s usually locusts and dogs barking. Winter though, even when it’s a little too warm and humid, is usually quiet and even the smallest noise pierces through the air.

We’ve got some interesting stuff coming up in the next month or two, baseball is starting, I think we’re heading to Avenue Q at Purdue soon, and who knows what work will bring.

I’ve got plenty to plan to do around here, repairs to make to The Green, flowers to plant, landscaping to do, should be a great spring/summer coming up. I’m just not quite ready to start it all yet, bring on the blizzard!

It’s almost Spring (Break!)

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain boucing off my windows. I just didn’t want to get out of my warm bed basically and face the day. Unfortunately we all have our burdens, mine today is work. I headed out into the unusually warm morning air, the rain had stopped. It was humid, sticky, warm, comfortable. I love it. I felt like on of those spring mornings, you know, the ones that show up around Easter? I love those mornings. Sadly it’s raining again, the wind has picked up. I can’t help but think that spring is in our midst and just beginning to show itself.

Only a few days now until the cruise, everyone is getting excited, stressed, and ready to go…

Wilma!

Damn you Wilma. You are ruining our plans for spring break. If Cozumel doesn’t exist where will Carnival take us in March? Grr… I feel bad for everyone affected by this storm in the coming days I hope all is well with you all.
The weather here sucks again, it’s like 45 with rain and wind. Not cool. Hanging with the guys tonight since Erin is having her Lia Sophia thingy. More later tonight…

I hate the cold, I hate the rain

In reference to John’s post, I also hate the rain, the cold, and the squeaky shoes.
It’s about 50 out today and raining… It’s a bone chilling rain. I’m downloading music and basically just plain down. Something happened last night, I can’t quite put my finger on it but I went from 100 to 0 in about 2 minutes and now I’m stuck at about 20. This sucks. Something needs to happen, I fear that I may do it alone and ruin everything. Restraint. It’ll never happen, that’s why I want to just grab it and run. That wasn’t the deal though, all for one. I should go back to studying for my test.