TONS of crazy rain storms the past couple days. Really hit hard just after lunch yesterday, but the weather maps made it look like we'd have a clear spot for awhile before the big nasty thunderstorm blob out west got here. Stopped out at the garden after work, weeded the pepper patch and some of the herbs, as well as whatever weeds were easiest to grab as I patrolled the rest of the garden. Squished a couple cucumber beetles, and no signs of squash bugs (yay!). Even checking under the leaves for eggs - none! Am prepared to apply another round of Sevin, but since we're getting so much rain it won't stay effective for long. Picked off some small squash that were already rotting because of the weather (SO hard to kill 'em since I haven't had any for myself yet). Oh well - the plants can put more energy into the next round of flowers/fruit.
While at the garden I could feel the next storm front moving in. Stood up from weeding, turned around, and there was this big dark wall of clouds heading my way! Breeze was kicking up, and could see lightning off in the distance! Got in a few more minutes with breaking suckers off the tomato plants, and hightailed it to the car. Within three minutes of being in the car the foul weather hit.
Rained the whole drive home - sometimes so hard that even the highest speed of the wipers wasn't enough to easily see (probably should've pulled over!?). Got home, changed clothes, brushed teeth, checked email and headed back out to meet Brett at the Saturn dealership - car maintenance time! We decided to give Bob Evans a try for dinner - Pretty good!
After we got home from all that I got in web work most of the nite. Slept in this morning to find more rain....so much for Pool Day with Sharon! She's in town for the weekend for volleyball games and we'd really hoped for nice weather. So much for that. Oh well - we ended out hanging out and chatting, she got caught up on some email, then we decided to make pizza for lunch, had to run out to the store for sauce while the dough was rising, fixed up our pizzas, stuffed our faces, and then just hang out here all afternoon. We actually had fun playing video games - perfect rainy day entertainment! Brett and I have few two player games - he's not really into them, and is more of a Zelda guy. But Sharon and I had a blast with Super Monkey Ball and Mario Kart racing...lots of swearing and threatening each other.
Wasn't long after Sharon headed out before Brett was home from work. And it's not much longer now before we head out the door to meet folks for dinner - gonna try El Rincon, which we've heard good things about. Should be a fun night, but I think Brett and I are both ready to just sleep in tomorrow and veg out!
(Then again, tomorrow's supposed to be the only sunny day in ages, so maybe I should head out to the garden and weed? Oh, who'm I kidding!? LOL)
Hope all's well out there in computer land! Welcome back home Steven!! Saw your garden pretty much went nutso while you were gone - hopefully by now you're showing it who's boss! :)
And check out Peter's chocolate meringues and cake - YUMMO!
Seems like Blogger's being a pain about pics again - so they'll have to wait til later...bummer.