|Looking for the silver lining|
While my calendar doesn't reflect snow melt, I do have rain totals. The first rainy day this year was January 1st, when we got .6". Definitely an omen. I brought in the rain gauge, afraid it would freeze and split. I put it back out in March when we got lots of snow and rain. I only recorded rain:
October (to date) 5.15"
Total (to date) 43.3"
(And, lest we forget there are still more than 2 months left in the year to go!)
In fact, yesterday we got over 2.5" from a system that starting dumping early in the a.m. and went until nearly midnight. We got a respite this morning, but it's spinning around and will punch us again, probably before noon. *glub glub*
I shouldn't complain, there ARE lots of silver linings. From the 'big picture' (water table benefits, local farm crops) to the lushness of my sanctuary plants and non-stop supply of grass clippings this year. I also count that Craig totally fixed the roof leak in the sunroom and it's high and dry *knock wood* in there now, and Andy fixed the gap in the basement interior gutter system that overflowed a bit during July and it's low and dry *knock concrete* down there. And just 2 days ago I cleaned out all the back of the house gutters. Great timing, no?
The system should rain on us more today and Friday, but Saturday should bring 3-4 days of cool dry conditions with nights dipping into the low 30s. Ah well, another silver lining about all this rain - at least I didn't have to shovel it! ;-D