We decided this noontime to go away for Saturday & Sunday to the Maine coast. Nothing like last minute, eh? Got a room for Saturday night with no problem – love the Internet. I got my things together while my husband went back to work for the afternoon, then made dinner.
I decided to watch the news before I took a shower. I figured that way my hair would have time to dry tonight before bed and I could leave early tomorrow. After the news, I went to take that shower – got out the towels and other necessities. I was just about to turn on the water when I heard something – was that thunder? The cat was racing to hide under the bed – a dead giveaway that it was indeed thunder!
Okay, hold up on the water. I went to check the radar on the Internet. Sure enough, a nasty storm had just “popped up” out of nowhere. There had been rain to the south – about 60 miles south – when I had looked perhaps 10 minutes earlier. Nothing close to us at all. Where the heck did this rain come from?
So I’m on a rain delay – waiting for the storm to pass. This girl listened when her mother taught her about respect for lightning. Close the windows, shut off all appliances, don’t shower or wash dishes, don’t walk across an open field or stand under the only tree in the area . . . . .
You’re right – I didn’t shut off all the appliances. The TV and computer are still on. Otherwise I wouldn’t be writing right now. I take calculated risks. But I definitely won’t stand in water or walk across the open field. I have to amuse myself somehow!
This rain is due to a changing air mass. The next couple of days will feel like fall, they say. Temps in the 70’s, dry and sunny. My kind of weather. Not exactly beach weather, so maybe some of the sun bathers will stay home. We won’t be at the beach, anyway. But we’ll probably pull out the chairs somewhere near the shore and sit for a while. I’ll let you know. I’m thinking more of traffic than beach space.
The Red Sox are on next to me – at least until the Patriots game starts. Then my husband will probably flip from one to the other, skipping all the commercials if he’s lucky. Unless this rain gets to Boston – then the Sox will have the rain delay, too.
We just checked the radar again and we’ve got a small break – so I’ll be right back.
Wow! That was the fastest shower this SFG (short, fat girl) has taken in a long time. Even so, the rain is obviously moving faster than an SFG, because as I was shutting off the water, I could hear thunder again. Done just in the nick of time!
So my rain delay is over. I’ve got to go check and see if there’s anything else I need to pack for our getaway. When you have the medical issues, it’s never just a few things thrown into a bag. There’s the neck support pillow, the CPAP machine, medicine – and a few items of clothing. We do it so often, it is almost second nature now. But I still double check. Don’t want to need something and not have it.
The radar is showing the rain leaving us and heading toward Boston. Oh well, one person’s brightening skies can mean someone else’s rain delay. See you soon!