Tuesday, August 20, 2013

NO RAIN TODAY (yet) !!

G-son was going back to bed this morning but his stomach got both of us up soon after he got here wanting breakfast.
He must be going through a growing spurt because it seems he just can't get filled up lately.
Morning chores were a challenge today as the mud seems to be getting deeper with each rainy day.
I spent this cloudy cool morning doing housework and laundry while g-son ate everything he could find and went back to lego constructions.
After lunch we went outside for a while to play ball but the mosquitoes moved in and ended our game!
I worked downstairs this afternoon getting some things cleaned and moved around.
Peeks of sunshine made the afternoon and evening warmer than the last several days but the upper 70's temperature was still about 5 degrees below normal.
The next week is going to get closer to normal and hopefully we will get to dry out a little bit.

After evening chores hubbie and I tried to sit out on the front porch in our rocking chairs but we only lasted about 15 minutes before the mosquitoes found us and dived in. On the news tonight they said we have about 3 times as many of these little blood suckers as we usually do around here. They offered the suggestion that getting rid of standing water around your house would reduce the numbers and I had to laugh. With rain falling each day it is very hard to get rid of all the standing water around anywhere !!!  Guess I could get a bucket and start dipping out the mud holes around the yard !!!
However we have had a dry day so far today with no rain to empty from the gauge this evening. But the forecast is for rain later tonight and early tomorrow morning.
Grateful to God for the blessings of today and offering a prayer for the families of an accident nearby that killed one man and left a 17 year old charged with speeding to cause the accident.
Good Night and God Bless.


Betsy Adams said...

We got a little rain today (tonight) --but it looked like it was going to rain off and on all day long. Stayed cool though...

I saw on Knoxville TV tonight that the Asheville area has had even much more rain than we have had... SO--I know how you feel about having a rain-free day! Must be nice!!!!

Try to stay DRY!!!

Gail said...

We are warming up with no rain...but lots of mosquitoes.

linda m said...

We are having a dry spell right now. It was cool but now it's warming up. Very hot (90's) today and humid. Blessings