31 Jul

It is raining this morning. It is not a hard pounding rain as we have seen in the past but more of a steady dripping. It is hard to tell if it is new raindrops or old ones just falling from the surrounding trees. We do have lots of surrounding trees – one that shades part of the front porch, another to the north of the dinning room, and 4 that outline the screened shelter house in the close back yard. There is a row of trees along the north edge of the back yard and 2 more big ones that mark the far end of the back yard. I’m in the shelter house away from the biting bugs but still open to the wonderful cool breeze. Later it will probably turn very hot and humid but I’ll enjoy the moment.

Even the gentle rain is accompanied by a wrap around bank of clouds complete with thunder and lightening. The storm started late in the evening. The clouds then were very black and ominous with the lightening dancing on all sides. I sat on the front porch in one of the rockers until the mosquitoes beat out the breeze. The rain didn’t start until much later. Everything has been so dry that I won’t complain.  The grass will start to grow again in the backyard quickly turning from brown to green. Harry will need to be out with the garden tractor this next week keeping that grass in line so he will be happy.

Each morning starts with a plan to maximize the cool time and then retreat indoors in the hotter afternoon. Yesterday as we enjoyed coffee while sitting in the swing in the shelter house and decided today will be dump run. We can go once a month for free and have piles of discarded carpet, dry wall and wood scrapes awaiting our 1st trip. That plan has changed. Soggy carpet can wait until next week. The nice thing about retirement is that I don’t feel the need to be busy every minute of the day. I would like to get started on the kitchen (getting the pantry cabinets installed would be nice) but I know it isn’t going to go anywhere. Maybe I’ll just enjoy the cool of the rain while it lasts and then read a good book


2 Responses to “Rain”

  1. Nancy August 1, 2012 at 1:12 PM #

    Retriement in Texas closely resembles summer at the Curlew cabin–productive mornings (relatively) followed but stay-cool afternoons. Enjoy. You deserve it.

    • compterteach August 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM #

      It will be much more relaxing once I get to only be in Texas. Can’t wait to get done here and head home again.

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