not necessarily again. Actually, the weather around here lately
has been pretty good. But it’s turning.
weekend the temperature is struggling to get past 60. (Which is
kind of hysterical, since it was well clear of 90 with all sorts
of weather advisories and heat warnings just three days before
the high of the day registered as 62.)
not a maybe it will rain, maybe it won’t rain kind of day.
steady, no chance it won’t fall, don’t worry about the garden
today because tomorrow the flood warnings will be popping up later
in the day rain. As an added bonus, it will also be a cold rain.
A not making it to 60-degrees rain. You know… fun.
are good I should have mowed the lawn today. I never really intended
to. But remember that comment earlier? The one about good weather
lately? Yeah… it’s been really good for the most part.
too much rain, but a day here and there. Sunny and in the 80s
on most other days. Barely a hint of classic August where any
real heat or humidity showed up. Perfect grass growing weather.
Which, in turn, has meant that instead of wondering about mowing
the lawn perhaps every week (while easily justifying a stretch
to ten days because it has all but stopped growing), for weeks
the lawn has been looking a bit shaggy after four or five days.
I had other things on my mind, a few chores to sort out, and never
really wanted to fire up the lawn mower since I would never be
able to get the whole thing done before the rain arrived today,
and… ok… hold on…
the lawn is kind of a pain around here. Drainage ditch out front.
Fences to navigate. It isn’t a hop-on-the-ride-on while wrapping
it up in under an hour kind of project. It’s a use the ride on
for most of it, neaten things up with a couple of hours of a push
mower, and then finish things off with plenty of need for the
trimmer kind of project. Usually I stretch it over two days rather
then staying outside for sunrise to sunset. And… I already told
you… rain tomorrow.
like rain the day after. Then a few days of cloudy. Might be five
or six days before the sun comes out and we enjoy our next day
with no chance of rain. Lawn will definitely need to be mowed
for me, I’ve been navigating my schedule pretty well overall.
The rain playing with the lawn mowing is about all I have to complain
about as a cause and effect scenario of headache results, which
in the grand scheme of things isn’t much of a headache at all.
there have been days in the past where the weather has changed
things around for me. And there will be days in the future. (Plus,
with hurricanes in the Atlantic right now, my situations shouldn’t
even be considered headache-worthy in comparison. I’m good.)
old reliable joke about snowfall is simple enough: It’s beautiful,
when viewed from inside with a cup of hot cocoa in your hand.
The reality is a bit more detailed, but just as sincere…
– heat – I really don’t care much about how hot it gets, unless
I need to take a shower as soon as I step out of the shower.
– cold – I really don’t care much about how cold it gets, unless
I need to wake up earlier on a work day to clear the driveway
of snow so I can head in to the office without being late.
see the basic pattern here. It’s about convenience (and maybe
a little bit of that to-do list scheduling). If I can sit in the
air-conditioning or relax with a glass of lemonade, a warm day
isn’t all that much of a pain. If the fireplace is providing some
atmosphere and a comforter is handy, a snowy day is hardly a bother.
I have some errands to run. In the rain. But as the saying goes…
the sun will rise and the sun will set… and, every so often, the
rain will fall.