Sunday, August 5, 2012
Rain, rain - come and play!
Then, as if that weren't enough, I watched this morning's radar, noticing another set of squalls were going to pass to the north AND south of us.
I practically WILLED those 2 squalls to bridge the gap and hit Stark County.
Encouragement: C'mon. You can DO it! You KNOW you WANT too. You're such a NICE looking radar splotch.
Derision: What's the matter? No spine? Afraid to come to Canton? You some kind of WHOOSIE water?
Pleading: Oh please Please PLEASE! There's no more forecasted for over a week! Give us a break!
Well, I don't know which approach worked (I switched through them pretty fast), but by golly the squalls ballooned up between them and Stark County got rain for almost an HOUR.
My raingauge gained another .7" !! YAY.
In hopes, I'd set out all my extra containers on the deck to catch runoff from the arbor sheers. Every one of them filled (about 15 gallons total). The 4 garage rainbarrels runnethed over. The 2 drums at the shed topped out.
And still I couldn't just let it go. I grabbed a yard tub and put it in front of the 4th garage drum and let the overflow fill it too.
Waste not, want not, I figure.
Meanwhile, now that things have quieted down, I'm sending good thoughts to that brave little storm, that nice little storm with just a bit of thunder and lightening but no wind. Just the best darn little storm ever. Gooood storm......
Hey - whatever works. :-D