We’ve had several good thunderstorms roll through here today — nothing scary but some much needed rain. Vince and I took the RTV and drove down to the mail box and just about the time we left the mail box, a huge black cloud appeared out of nowhere and drenched us — no windshield or doors on the RTV so we were like two kids playing in the rain. It was fun . . we all need to take time to play in the rain every now and then.
We so rarely get to see puddles!
Vince came into my sewing room and said “Want to see the water truck?” The water truck?
He’s come up with a plan for the new vines he planted this morning. There are three big jasmine – 2 confederate jasmine and one carolina jasmine, two smaller confederate jasmine and there are three wisteria. We (It’s so easy to say “we” when all I did was point to the spot where each should be placed) planted those along the far fence line. He drilled a hole down near the bottom on the sides of these buckets and put in a watering spout. He put one by each tree and put a big rock in each to keep it from blowing away. The rain can fill them up or we’ll fill them up and .. we have an irrigation system . . of sorts.
Then the rains came so we stood under the carport and watched it rain for a while. Then it stopped raining and he was ready to get back to work.
Vince, what are you looking for?
He was just walking around to see if it was finished raining. We have a metal roof . . I would just listen for rain drops, but I’m not an engineer.
I told him I could still hear thunder so it must be lightning. He assured me that I could still hear thunder even though the lightning wasn’t close. OK . . Like I said . . I’m not an engineer! Quilters don’t know all that important stuff about weather.
He decided it was safe to go plant his water buckets.
There he goes! I haven’t even gone out to see his handiwork yet. I do want to go check the rain gauge and I’m sure those blue buckets will be visible from quite a distance.
I can’t decide if I’m officially old or officially a Texan but the minute it stops raining, I have to run out and check the rain gauge.