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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rain, Rain, Rain

As a native Arizonan who grew up in the desert with way too little water, and as a northern California who has seen too many years of drought, I'm grateful for the abundance of rain we've had this year, something like 190% of what we expect in normal, non-drought years.

Breaking the drought is good and I'm thankful! I can also appreciate that the folks along the Mississippi have real reasons to worry about more rain, whereas mine are miniscule by comparison.

With all of that said, let it be known that after three straight months with no more than a handful of non-rainy days, I am ready to see the sun again. I don't want the rain to go away -- not ever! -- but I could appreciate a little break.

Thanks, rain! Now can you bless someone else for a little while? Please?

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  1. I know I should be more sympathetic, but....I'm not! I am glad the North Valley is getting some rain, but I have to laugh a little when my parents complain that is has been rainy for a couple days in a row!! Try months people!! Can you tell I am bit bitter - it always happens about this time of year. I hope we both get some much loved sunshine soon - the kids are looking forward to some backyard sprinkler fun here soon.

  2. I live in California for a reason--and this weather ain't it!

  3. It's amazing how much rain we've gotten this year! Thank heavens there's no drought :) You just don't expect it to be raining on June 1st here in CA!


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