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It has rained here.....
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Cindi    Posted 08-09-2003 at 15:18:58       [Reply]  [No Email] the man who worked on the railroad said, all the live long day. Hard rain, soft rain, straight down rain, and even sideways rain. It started this morning with a howling wind that kept me with my nose pressed to the window watching for anything scary. This wind was like something out of a cheap horror movie....wooooo....woooooo..
It was whisssstlliiinng.

The ground is already so saturated that it squishes when you walk on it and if you spill a cup of coffee out there it forms a puddle six inches deep and three feet across. Katy the sow has had her babies and has them high and dry. Lily is still putting off the inevitable despite several pep talks and coaxing on my part. If she waits too long the piglets may wash away one by one the minute they hit the ground.

The dogs have stationed themselves up on the hill by the pond and only come down to check out strange vehicles in the yard and then only do so half heartedly. The only ones getting anything out of this weather are the ducks, who have discovered that they can now swim from one end of the pasture to the other if they map out a course first.

The bad news is, it's supposed to do this all day tomorrow too. The Peace River has already crested it's banks and is creeping along making new boundaries as it goes and they are subject to change every hour. The good news is, Fred is home all weekend and if I play my cards right. I don't have to go out there at all. (wink)

Redneck    Posted 08-10-2003 at 02:56:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have had none in two days here in NE Alabama,way over due according to the way it's done since last September.Watch out though,a man that I did a driveway for has contracted West Nile,only about 7 mile from here.Thats the second case in the same distance.I put the drive about a quarter mile across a water standing pasture and mosquitos would chew on you from daylite till dark.

KellyGa    Posted 08-09-2003 at 18:31:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't ever remember August being this wet. Everything is usually bone dry. The humidity is bad here, too. August is supposed to be the hottest, dryest month, well not this year I reckon. Still can't breathe though, thats a givn in August.

Lazy Al    Posted 08-09-2003 at 16:18:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just talked to a borther in Fort Myers and
He says they been getting drenched .

Les    Posted 08-09-2003 at 15:25:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last time I looked at yer Peace River it was pretty lazy lookin and well within its banks. I heard on the news that the Withlacootchie River up where our friends live was flooding. I guess it's feast or famine. Last time we were down there, the people who give air boat rides had to shut down for lack of water.
Hasn't rained here today but it is so humid you can almost carve it.

Rainin' Here...Again...    Posted 08-09-2003 at 15:34:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
And has every night for a while...

Lots of rain...None of this piddly-butt stuff...

And the humidity goes on...


Cindi    Posted 08-09-2003 at 15:33:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
The humidity here actually tries to drown you. If it's not raining, the sun is out baking the wet ground and the resultant moisture is great for the skin but he** on the breathing.

The Peave river, she's no longer lazy but has a wild hair to run around and start trouble.

Sarasota is taking a beating too, many of the downtown businesses were underwater yesterday.

Wm.    Posted 08-10-2003 at 04:37:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It has rained here, in Western NC, every day, for the past two or three weeks. I'm not talking about light showers, I mean RAIN !!! Last year, we couldn't buy a raindrop. This year, we are 22" above normal. Last year, my garden wilted from the heat. This year it has molded from the rain.

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