This is not a good sign for things to come.
Category Archives: the weather
For the kids and school district employees, at least. I may be a bit slow to get out to my dam this morning, though.
You know, I never once had a snow day in all my time in public school growing up. The year after I graduated they had one. And I think there’s been three more between then and now. Damn you Algor!
So there’s a frost advisory for tonight. It’s still September. Last year we were picking tomatoes deep into October.
Not sure if I should be happy or sad about this…
In the past three days we’ve gotten over an inch of rain. To put that in perspective, last year we got a sum total of 2.54 inches of precipitation. The average annual is under 10 inches. There are no longer puddles; there are streams and rivers. And it is projected to keep on going for the foreseeable future. Of course, you know why it’s doing this, don’t you? Because Sunday morning we went and re-set the pipe in the field and started irrigating.
Though waiting for my boss to walk back across the dam gives me time to mess around blogging…
Oh, and sorry, Butch. But I had to do it.
“Y’all can go to hell; I’m going to put on more sunscreen.”
Well, I told Butch I’d do it if I had the time–I don’t, but I’ll do it anyway. My everyday gun and knife are a 642 J-Frame and a CRKT M-16. In my pocket all day everyday.
The J-Frame is especially nice for days like today, when I’ll be standing in the sun, in 102° weather, for 10 hours at least. Not that I’m complaining, or secretly wishing we’d miss our deadline (the reason for this unrelenting fieldwork) and get kicked off this project, or anything, mind you. Ok, maybe a little complaining, but at least it’s not about having a huge hunk of metal and leather on my waist where sweat won’t evaporate.
I just spent the last two days laboriously watering the yard (since we only have one working sprinkler in the front and back yards, it involves dragging a lot of hose), and so then with the wind last night came a nice heavy (for us) rain. It’s not that I’m complaining, mind you, I’ll always take some rain, but, as the old song goes, “life gets tedious sometimes, don’t it?”