Rained off and on all afternoon, then a big thunderboomer cell rolled in right at last light and after the big scary storm it settled down to raining steadily till after one ayem.
Water’s beading up nicely on the new porch’s floor. Fortunately I already have a floor squeegee I’ve used for cleaning snow off the solar panels for the past couple of winters – now it’ll get more than three uses a year.
The wash didn’t run, of course – after such an extended dry spell that would have been shocking – but also after such an extended dry spell I’m going to have to learn to cope with mud all over again. The volcanic ash that makes up a generous quarter of the dirt around here makes a glutinous gooey mud that makes caliche (another quarter) look positively benevolent by comparison.
Good news is now I’ve got a place to take my boots off outside if I need to – that benefit honestly never occurred to me when the extended porch was proposed.
I had a much better (ie much less painful) day yesterday. Didn’t accomplish anything, just sat around reading, but at least I wasn’t all pain-wracked and grumpy. Today’s not getting off to such a great start but we’ll see – it comes and goes. Sorry for whining just before the server crapped out so that was all there was to look at yesterday, but I do appreciate the good wishes.