You won’t see this where I live
Posted on December 13th, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

It’s a very pretty scene, isn’t it? But this is something we can’t see where we live unless we drive north for an hour at least. Snow is a once in a very rare blue moon kind of thing here, and even if it does get cold enough to drop snow, it doesn’t do much more than a dusting, and certainly does not stay on the ground.

I’ve always thought that part of the reason it really never quite seems like Christmas around here come December, is that we never see snow, at least not like in that picture.  When I was young we lived in Kansas where it did snow, and I remember there being snow drifts six feet high or more.  If I recall correctly, I think one year my dad even had to dig out a walk way from the front door with the snow piled up at least three feet high – at the door.

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Posted on August 30th, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

So this time it was our turn.  The storm we got last night, that caused us to turn off all our computers, dumped a bit of rain on us, and gave a great light show.  The Kiddo slept through it all, though.  I told my husband, if any of the thunder claps were going to wake her, it would have been the one that sounded like it was practically in our back yard.

There was NO pause between the lightning hit and the thunder clap.  They came at the same time.  It was so bright I thought a neighbors house or tree got hit.  I wouldn’t be surprised if one had been.

Then today we got a mid-afternoon rainfall.  The Kiddo and I sat on the floor near the back door (big sliding door), and watched it rain, while I had her barf bucket nearby in case it was needed.  Poor thing has a tummy bug today. 🙁

Anyway.  I don’t think last nights storm or today’s was nearly as bad as the one that went through the other part of the valley on Thursday night.  I checked the news and there weren’t reports of massive damage, only of some power outages.  So we fared better this time.

I wonder if the rain we got earlier today is the end of this storm front, or if something is going to roll through again later tonight?  I guess we’ll see.

Off to go eat while the Kiddo sleeps.  Her second nap of the day.  I hope she gets better quickly.

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Posted on August 25th, 2008 @ 3:29 pm

Huh. Sounds like we may get some rain this afternoon.

Depending on when it hits here, I may or may not be driving home in it. Yay.

I mean, I’m glad we’re getting some rain, but it seems like every other nut on the road doesn’t know how to drive when it rains here. Thus my enthusiasm.

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