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ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5493)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 11:00 AM

IS ANYONE ELSE GETTING RAIN?

It is pouring down right now in at my house and there are flash flood warnings out for all of East Tennessee. My son Justin has a band competion today and I'm wondering if they'll call it off...It's in Chattanooga where they had some major flooding last week.. Keep him and our band in your prayers if they do attend the competion please...It's been two weeks since I've actually seen more than a glimpse of the sun around here...Hope the weather every where else is better than here...
Love to all,
Vickie

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.6 - Posts: 3742)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 11:24 AM

It's rained so much here we're growing webbed feet.

The sun shines when I'm at work, but somewhere on the way home, if I even think about needing to mow my grass, it will start raining. I'd just wait and cut it for hay, but the saying, "Make hay while the sun shines" is based on truth. No sun, no hay.

In our part of the state, this is the season for regional festivals, which means, "tempt the weather." This weekend is the "Mountain Heritage Festival" in our county, and also my wife's HS reunion.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 11:48 AM

Raining here too, but off and on, we are actually behind a bit, rainwise, but its not going to make for a good day for the Glass and Ethnic Festival going on.

f5laur
F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 11:50 AM

May all the sunshine that you give everyone from your heart, gleam on you and your son today.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.6 - Posts: 3742)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 12:01 PM

Vickie and I know how this guy feels.

http://news.yahoo.com/comics/brevity

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5493)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 12:03 PM

Yep we do...

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 12:26 PM

This may come as a surprise to some, but we don't get much rain at all in SE England. I think it's rained once in the last month.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 1:07 PM

Wettest sumer and (so far) fall on record here in south central IN. Cool too. I like it.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 1:12 PM

Vickie please forward the rain this way. I put down sod yesterday and need it badly!

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5493)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 1:13 PM

Felix I'm sending all this wet stuff down your way...have you heard from your mom and son since this started up again?
Vickie

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 1:39 PM

We had some a few days ago,but the sun is shining now,but we have had our share of rain this year! Felix can have some of mine to,I don't mind sharing.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 1:51 PM

We've been rainy or cloudy for a couple of weeks. I had 12" of rain over a week ago. Just a slow rain all week.

Yesterday and today have been the most perfect days anyone could ever want. And for the first time in 3 weeks I'm not feeling nauseous in any way. Been out mowing - for which the neighbors and cow pasture golfers are greatly appreciative!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.6 - Posts: 3742)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 2:04 PM

Good to hear you're better, Jan. Wish we could get good news from all our ailing folks.

I complain about the rain, but I've got a sore back and I've been trying to finish three books for over a week, and we depend on our cisterns for our water supply, so most of my complaining is just because complaining is so much easier than finding something creative to do. I'm speaking only for myself here, so don't read anything else into my comments, folks.

CC, when we were in the UK, we took a light windbreaker because it would come a light misty drizzle at some time during each day (early August). Here we call that a mizzle. What we have today, we call a frog-drowner and a stump-mover.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5493)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 2:25 PM

They just called awhile ago about the competion...our band isn't going...The band director told the kids that he's called that they weren't ready for the sychronized (did I spell that right?) swimming event yet...LOL
Vickie

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.6 - Posts: 3742)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 2:49 PM

Nothing like watching your kids march around in a thunderstorm while carrying metal objects. If I wanted mine to do that, I would have taught them to golf.

Actually, my daughter was her band's field commander for four years, so she got to stand on the metal platform wearing enough sequins to be a country singer.

One of my sons was a security guard in college at the campus arboretum and one rainy night, he said he faintly heard a crash of thunder, and woke up later on his face. I told him he was grounded.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.6 - Posts: 5316)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 3:05 PM

CC, you're right, I was surprised that you don't have lots of rain. I have this picture in my mind of all of England surrounded in fog and light drizzle about every day.

We average about 21 inches of moisture a year where I live. This year it's probably going to be closer to 24-25 inches, if we get any snows as the year ends. We're coming out of an 7 or 8 year drought, so I try to not complain about the rains. Our rains, though, do not cause as much damage as some places. Quite a few places had crops hailed out earlier this summer.

Even so, I can empathize with those of you getting flooded. Too much of anything, even rain, is not a good thing. Just stay safe.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.6 - Posts: 3742)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 3:54 PM

I live near the top of one of the Appalachian mountains (about 1800 ft above sea level), so flooding is not an issue for me, but I feel so sorry for those who have suffered losses recently. One of our ex-governors died a few years back when he tried to drive through a flooded road and was swept into a stream. Y'all drive smart. Stay safe.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 5:36 PM

We've had no appreciable rain for WEEKS....reading the above posts, I think I know where it went.

At least 65% of this state is in drought: we had a major dust storm here on the coast a few days ago, a lesser one yesterday, and gale-force winds all night.
See what Wikipedia had to say about our huge orange dust storm of Wednesday:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Australian_dust_storm

All my pretty spring flowers are dusty and blown to bits, as well as thirsty

~Bev



salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.6 - Posts: 5316)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 6:39 PM

The pictures are frightening. Dirt storms can be as dangerous as white-outs in blizzards. I was born after the period in the U.S. called the "Dirty '30s" but my parents told me how they wet sheets and hung them in the windows to trap the dust before it came in the house and if anything was left out it was covered in a layer of dirt within minutes.

I hope you get some good rains soon, Bushyfox. It's hard on plants, animals and humans with constant wind, dirt and heat.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 26th Sep '09 7:53 PM

My second round of mowing turned out to be as much "herding mosquitoes." I didn't even know I had a mosquito ranch today, but they are certainly well fed now.

I got to mess with a golfer while ago. His golf ball was right by my fence (on the outside for a change!). I was mowing that direction, pulled up, and turned off the engine - told him I knew he'd appreciate silence. hahahahahahaha

He didn't. But hey, he at least connected with the ball, which is more than I can do! But it was one of the prettiest slices I've seen in a few days.

uturntama
Uturntama  (Level: 51.0 - Posts: 179)
Sun, 27th Sep '09 2:28 AM

Nope.....not here in Southern California.......we have a water shortage........please send some!

uturntama
Uturntama  (Level: 51.0 - Posts: 179)
Sun, 27th Sep '09 2:29 AM

And water bills have doubled because of it!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.6 - Posts: 3742)
Sun, 27th Sep '09 8:39 AM

Not raining this morning but by the time it dries enough to mow, it'll start again. I have a grass catcher on the back, but the grass is so high now that it just clogs the chute.

Jan, my brother's first house was by the golf course. After a couple of years of kathunk and keerash, he not only moved, he gave up golf. How many times have you mowed over a golf ball (or club)?

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 27th Sep '09 8:46 AM

Hahahaha! Nobody has thrown a club yet, but I pick up about 30 golf balls a week in my yard. And yes, I do run over the occasional golf ball I missed, especially after so much rain and the grass having a chance to get so tall because of the swamp conditions.

But I have to admit - I enjoy that there will never be a house behind me for a long way, and that's a huge backyard I don't have to take care of! Plus, part of my yard gets the spray from the course sprinklers so my water bill is lower.

Oh - and my dogs have lots of friends - there are many retirees out here, and they actually bring throw toys and meat scraps for them! hahaha

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.6 - Posts: 3742)
Sun, 27th Sep '09 8:46 AM

Like I said earlier, there's a comic for every thread...

http://www.arcamax.com/newspics/9/976/97673.gif

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 27th Sep '09 8:55 AM

Thank you, Vickie. I got about an hour of soaking rain last night. My St. Augustine sod looks beautiful this morning. Good Work.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 27th Sep '09 8:57 AM

Michael! hahahahahahaha

(We wouldn't dare do that here! Too many fire ants!)

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.6 - Posts: 3742)
Sun, 27th Sep '09 9:11 AM

No fire ants here (yet!) When I was young, the chiggers were reason enough to not do it. The itch was bad enough, but the you walked around smelling of home-made remedies - bacon grease and fingernail polish. We were popular with the neighborhood dogs.


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