It was a dark and stormy night

Sure beats being on fire.

Sure beats being on fire.

It’s official — Bibleburg has set a record for consecutive days of rain.

Twelve straight days of rain is a lot here. The chamber boyos brag that we have 300-plus days of sunshine per annum, but that’s a case of printing the legend a la “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” We do have our dark and stormy periods, and not just in local gummint, either.

So, yeah. Three bikes in the garage are now sporting fenders, because here at Chez Dog we insist that all brown stripes be restricted to underwear.

12 Responses to “It was a dark and stormy night”

  1. Sharon Says:

    Trade you 3 years of Texas drought for 12 days of rain any time.
    Just returning from a week in San Diego, my reward for leaving the corporate world after 23 years. Sunny and 70 degrees every day. All in all, a fun place to do some cycling and relax.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      No, thankee, ma’am. We’re enjoying the rain here. We’re still a touch behind seasonal norms, and our lack of attention to stormwater projects (among other things) may come back to bite us in the ass, but at least we’re not on fire.

      You enjoyed San Diego? I haven’t been there in years. I remember the zoo fondly. The primate enclosure reminded me of the newspaper I was working for at the time.

      • Patrick O'Brien Says:

        Cubicle duty in the monkey house, huh Patrick? That wasn’t the Daily Star was it?

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        It was indeed, Patrick. I was living out on Orange Grove Road and working on the copy desk at The Arizona Daily Star.

        My girlfriend at the time lived in Riverside, which was an easy drive from Tucson. Once when I went out to visit her she took me to the San Diego Zoo. Given my behavior in that era I’m surprised she didn’t just drop me off: “Here’s another one for your collection.”

    • Patrick O'Brien Says:

      Hey Sharon, how is that temporary retirement working out?

      • Sharon Says:

        Thanks for asking Patrick. So far, so good. Plenty of live music, sleeping late in the am, going for hikes and bike rides, trip to San Diego, two other trips coming up for NYC and then NM/Durango. Maybe at some point I’ll get my fill of all the fun and want to add in a little something more responsible, but probably not until next year at the earliest… Corporate life has burned out my soul for so many years, it’s going to take some time.

  2. Khal Spencer Says:

    Its been pretty rainy here, too, and nobody’s complaining.

  3. Larry T. Says:

    Same with Iowa, the last few months have been pretty dry they say. Big contrast to a couple of years ago when we came back from Italy to find the MIghty MO overflowing its banks and threatening to submerge downtown. As one of my friends says, “good thing this climate change stuff is all a hoax perpetrated by Al Gore..otherwise I’d be worried!” As to San Diego and SoCal in general – great place to visit (especially in winter) but I’d never want to live there again.

  4. Chuck "Bodfish' Elliot Says:

    Dude, ridin’ in your underwear…great idea! A virtual ‘idea machine’.

  5. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    We have received 6.5 inches at our house since July 1. Year to date is 8.2 inches, so we are on a normal year. Our average annual rainfall is 14 inches. But we have gotten the rain in fewer and bigger storm clusters as opposes to afternoon quick monsoon type thunderstorms. But, as Khal says, no one is complaining. since we are still in a long term drought; it has lasted over 10 years now.

  6. Steve O Says:

    Still not dry enough to cut wheat at the father-in-law’s western Nebraska farm. At a certain point, you lose the entire crop.

    There is never, ever a water shortage. Only a distribution problem.

  7. Derek Says:

    Water, water everywhere…

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