Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rain Again


I’ve mentioned before that I moved here for the gloom. The dry weather of the summer does allow me to get some projects done that aren’t easy to accomplish when it is gloomy. This summer I am building Super Max, reroofing my shop and one horse stall. I’m building a new manure storage/composting shed.

The rain of the last couple of days has me working inside, but that’s OK. I feel less guilty when I take a nap when it is raining. Best of all I love having the window open when I go to sleep at night. The sound of the rain is perfect.

For you folks in the arid regions, this is what it sounds like.Rain Chior

14 Comments:

Anonymous dalia said...

although i am a member of team sunshine, i do have to admit, the last few rainy days in montreal have been pleasing.

usually though, dark clouds in the sky mean dark clouds above my head.

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Auntie said...

I have enjoyed these last few weather days. But I emphasize that this cheery nature about the rain will erode quite quickly if it last more than just a few days.

7:18 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Ok, that video was just awesome. Like something out of "Stomp". Being from that Great Pacific Northwet I do love the rain. The stuff we get here tends to be more of the toad strangler type downpours that will wash away your lawn. Too many excesses! Is there no type of regulation?

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Pam said...

i love the term 'toad strangler'

8:09 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I am depressively jealous. Do you need a new neighbor?

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Pam said...

OH, OH, AMY.....

Guy LOVES neighbors. He needs more in fact. Do you possess some power equipment that can be used to make lots of noise at all hours of the day? motorbikes? kids with fireworks? dogs?

He loves all of that stuff. I think you will be an awesome neighbor for him.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Sorry, Pam....I'm so quiet, even the Jehovah's don't know I'm home. Although I *do* have a dog that barks like a damn fool when somebody three miles away lets a fart....

11:40 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

That dog must have some super hearing!

If he really is a barker, I say you are in like flynn to be welcomed as one of the Guy's neighbors.

12:52 PM  
Blogger richpix said...

I'm going to buy the property next to Guy's so I can blast poetry slams at high volume (Fisher Poets 24/7). I will also put up a large drive-in movie type screen on which I will project extreme close-ups of people eating. ;-)

OK, so I wouldn't do any of that. It would make me the sort of neighbor I dread.

We could use some rain around here. We just had our second driest July in history. We got less rain for the month than we usually get in a single thunderstorm.

Thanks for the rain song.

12:53 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Dalia, I bet you have a cool umbrella.

Auntie, more time in front of the light.

Darev, Moose shared that with me. He really needs a blog of his own.

Amy, I would love you as a neighbor. You never leave the house because it's hot there. Well, here you wouldn't leave because of the rain. It's all good.

Pam, you may not move into my area.

Amy, great name for a rock band, "The Jehovahs."

Auntie, go pet your Courgies.

Rich I'm glad you came to your senses. I thought I was going to have to be rude to you. Fisher Poets...VOMIT!

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy can have my neighbors. They have 5 screaming little kids with parents who scream threats over the hispanic accordion music they blast at full volume. To make them perfect they have two dogs they leave tied up and let bark(high pitched) for hours at a time.

Let's move to the country to get away from noisy inner city, my husband said. Yeah right.

columbiacritter

7:38 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Oh, so we are comparing notes, eh? Let's see, I have screaming girl and shouting boy. Then there is pressure washer man. There is the string trimmer and leaf blower man. There is the motorcycle family, three families that is, one has a dune buggy without a muffler. There is always a chainsaw going somewhere within 500 feet. Most neighbors have barking dogs, some have two. There is the Fire People who burn all the time and I don't know where they find all the stuff to burn. There there is the Drivers, a family with five cars where rarely ten minutes goes buy without one of them coming and going, and then there is the other family with a super bass in their car.

Critter, you may not want to trade.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

I'm on my wait out to tell the dogs to quit barking and grab the chain saw for a little tree cutting, but did want to say that I love the gloom too. That has to be the perfect weather up there. Just traveling a short while south and it changes so drastically. Kind of like living in a rain forest without the heat.

8:52 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Lori them you would be able to blog about me as a neighbor. "That Guy is always out there talking to his horses and chickens and picking berries..."

12:17 PM  

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