Thursday, July 26, 2007

Drought Stricken


We finally had some rain last night. I don't know exactly how much we got here, but it was a nice, steady, gentle rain for about 45 minutes. Hopefully it will rain again sometime today.

See that window? That's the room I sit in while on the computer!

This is what my backyard looks like,even after the rain last night. You can see the hoses there that I have been dragging around just to keep my flowers watered. These bushes by the house are usually green with little yellow flowers on them and the grass next to the lilies is usually thick and green!

We live in the country and don't have to pay for our water, but still we have to pay for the electricity to run the pump that pumps the water through the faucets. I don't think that cost is terribly significant, but because of the pump running so much and since it is older, we do need to be careful that it doesn't burn up. It would be quite costly to purchase a new one at this point, not to mention how terribly inconvenient it would be to have to go without water, even temporarily while a new one could be located and installed! And then, with hubby on overtime, it would be hard to find the time for him to run around searching for one to purchase and finding the time to install it wouldn't be easy either. The man needs to sleep sometime, right? He does have Sundays off, but that day is usually spent sitting in his recliner in front of the television, with his eyes closed.....checking his eyelids for leaks (his words, not mine). I can't tell you how many NASCAR races that man has claimed to watch while checking those eyelids! But it is hard to keep up with sprinkling to keep the grass green. And hubby broke our best sprinkler last week.....the one that looks like a tractor and runs along the hose so you don't have to go out and move it every ½ hour or so. He thinks he can fix it, but then we have the same problem of finding the right part to do so and the time it takes to repair it.

See why I want it to rain more? If any of you in Texas or Canada or anywhere else are getting way too much rain.....feel free to send it this way! Thanks!

11 comments:

janet said...

This is the story of our life in denver. Old house with old pipes and pumps on a well. One does have to be careful what one does.

Smalltown RN said...

Yes my friend I would be happy to send you some of our rain...it has been so wet here...we have been setting records for the rainfall....yesterday and today the sun is out nad it is glorious...just a very comfortable temperature...26 celcius....the watering thing...when it does get hot here we don't water our lawn..we are on a well...so I am only allowed to water my plants...boo hoo...but you know that is ok...least I dont have to mow the lawn ...so there is my silver lining.....hope you are having a terrific day my friend...and thank for your comments on my blog...cheers...

Renee said...

We've been having too much rain, and it looks like rain outside again! I'll send some of it your way.

Shawny Sun said...

We have had drought conditions too. Fortunately though lately, we have had some rain. We could use more though. I am thankful for what we have received as of lately. We had a break in the heat too but that will change on Friday as we plunge back down into the 90's. Hugs

newhousenewjob said...

I'd love to send you some of our English rain - it seems like it hasn't stopped since the beginning of May. Fancy a swap?

Slick said...

Hey I-Mom, I'd send you Georgia's rain but we ain't gettin' none either!!

River Rat said...

This little house in NC sure could use some rain too! Boy is it dry here!

Lori said...

We were getting tons of rain for awhile, martie, and I would have gladly sent some your way. But now it's dry and hot...typical Kansas summer. I can't believe I'm saying this but...we need rain, too!

Nice to see where you are when you're writing.

Connie said...

So sorry to hear about your dry weather. We had bunches of rain earlier and now we are very dry also. Maybe we need to learn some steps to the raindance...

Hugs,
Connie

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