Sunday, January 25, 2015
Sunday Reading - Friggin Rain
No matter how hard I try to remember how bad drought is or tell myself I am not going to complain about rain it always puts me in a bad mood. Rain always interrupts my plans and it always seems to come at the most inconvenient times. Although I guess to be fair there rarely is a convenient time for it unless it's at night and even then I would more than likely complain about the mud the next day.
If you can't tell it's been raining here lightly all day. Just enough to make everything wet and keep me from doing anything useful or pressing and to make matters worse the weather people keep promising it's going to stop any minute now. They been saying it all day. Even now the radar tells me it isn't raining while if I step outside I find out they are lying.
The thaw we been getting for the last couple of weeks has made the ground pretty wet anyway. We haven't had much rain this month and even though it has been warm it hasn't been warm enough to really dry the ground much so this day long drizzle has made getting off the gravel or well compacted roads impossible which also pretty much killed my wood cutting plan for the day. No big deal as I still have plenty in reserve or needing to be split but every time I go out to do it it starts raining harder.
I try to change my attitude towards the stuff, I really do but it never works. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if the forecasters weren't so often wrong and I could make myself trust them more but 7 out of 10 times they say it's going to rain it never does so I end up ignoring their forecasts and then get disappointed when I find out they were right for a change.
To make matters worse I was stuck inside and kinda suffering from a bit of writers block as well. Bored and irritable and just hopeful enough the rain would stop that I didn't start looking for something else to do.
Rain. Something to complain about when it happens and when it doesn't. It's kinda like dating an exotic dancer when your young. Annoying if it goes on too long but ya sure as hell miss it during the dry spells.
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