Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rain, Rain, Go Away. Or, Well, Don't, 'Cause We Need It, But, Geez, Could You Spread It Out More?

If I had any doubts at all -- which I did -- about the drainage in my newly regraded yard and whether there was still any danger of water collecting around my house and leaking in, they are now fully assuaged, because, man, if I was going to have problems, I surely would have had them this week. We got over four inches of rain here on Tuesday, which is impressive when you consider that our yearly precipitation is only about ten inches, total. But my bedroom carpet is dry as a bone, and the few places in my yard where puddles of water accumulate are well away from the house. I am just so deeply, deeply glad I got that taken care of when I did, because otherwise the result would have been disastrous. Although disastrous on a very minor scale, it must be said, compared to the flooding that many people throughout the southwest (and, apparently, some people right here in town) have experienced. The effects in places like Boulder seem to have been particularly horrible.

And it's not over yet. We've had a little more rain tonight, and they're calling for still more overnight... and into tomorrow... and through Saturday. Around here, the saying "it never rains but it pours" has always been true, but this is downright ridiculous.


  1. Hi Betty!
    Sorry to hijack your blog post, but I'd like to send you a Halloween party invite and I don't seem to have the correct email address for you- could you send me your email address to, please?

    Thank you!

  2. Glad to hear that all the rain hasn't washed you away!

    1. And there was actually sun today! I'd almost forgotten what that thing looked like. (Well, the fact that I've been on night shifts didn't exactly help with that.)