It's been a rainy month so far. 3 inches since last week and more coming down as we speak. Was at Mom's yesterday when the first thunderstorm broke loose. I was in the garage and the water was running all over the floor.
The gutter was clogged! So, pouring down rain, thunder, lightning, I hustled out a ladder, tried to brace it in the mud at the side of the garage, reached in a removed all the pine needles. Yay!
Well, no. All the water rushed into the downspout, then geysered right up from the clogged feed drain. Oh crap.
So I had to knock off the bottom piece of the downspout, root around in the garage for something to direct the flow out into the lawn and away from the garage. Found a length of dryer vent, forced that onto the downspout, and got the water flowing away from the garage.
I was soaked to the skin from head to squishy shoes.
Then the rain stopped.
Yep, my kinda day.
We'll have to clean out that lawn drain. Which means *I* have to clean it out. *sigh*
After changing into some of dry duds from Mom, I headed home, feeling good that I got that MacGyver'd up for now. Especially since another cloudburst on the way home - so heavy cars were pulling off the road due to lack of visibility.
Spring in Ohio. Not for wimps. We're having a thunderstorm right now as I type!
But it makes us so pleased when something good comes of all this. Check out the arbor bed this morning.
Hello! Yellow! :-D
Just checked the radar. Some yellow is NOT good. Eeek. It's all heading right for us. Sooooooooooooo glad I got Mom's gutter sorted out!!