Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday' Tale

The weatherman said there was a good chance of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon. I set the trashcan out to the road before I left for work.

I had a 9:00 a.m. meeting in Farmington. I ran into Joyce in the hall and she asked if we were going to lunch again. I shook my head and told her the timing was all wrong today.

Since I was up there anyway, I did stop into the Tuesday Morning store and bought a Kitchenaid stand mixer. They had the same low price as the one I saw in South Carolina, but they only had a black one. So, I got a black one.

It still hadn’t rained by the time I left work at 5:00 p.m., so my drive home wasn’t any more screwed up than normal. I retrieved my garbage can and the mail and went inside.

I watered all the container gardens and refilled all the Aqua Globes. They had cut the grass today, so I set up the game trail camera again.

By then the wind had really picked up, so I buttoned everything up and waited for the storm.

It hit here a little after 6:00 p.m. There was a little lightning, but it never really rained hard. It was steady rain until about 8:00 p.m., then it was over and the sun came out! Nothing like the storm of the century I missed last Monday.

Sidebar: They said on the news that statistically, a rain event like last week’s storm happens only every 500 years. So, unless global warming changes things, I figure it’s one and done.

I warmed up some Campbell’s split pea and ham soup for my dinner. I watched a NCIS rerun, then switched to reading until bedtime.


  1. Glad you finally got your Kitchenaid!

  2. Only thanks to your tip about Tuesday Morning! Thank You!