"Seems it never rains in southern California. Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before. It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya? It pours, man, it pours" ( lyrics from It Never Rains in California)
Those of you who are old enough to remember this song will most likely hum it for awhile.....LOL It was definitely running through my mind last Thursday, while taking these photos.
Standing on my front porch, I wish you could hear it, lots of thunder and lightning, even though the sky looks blue in this photo.
Rain running off the roof....looking west
In a matter of minutes it was running down the street
The low spot in the back yard, as the rain ran off the roof of the patio
Same spot 15 minutes after it stopped pouring......yep, even though we do get to water the lawn, it is still dry enough to soak up the rain.
The storm is passing.
Wednesday night, before this storm, we had a thunder and lightning storm(no rain) like I hadn't seen since moving out of tornado country, over 50 years ago. Dh said he had never seen anything like it. It was continuous lightning and thunder, not many second in between each flash of lightning and the thunder was just rumbled and banged. It had started just before we went to bed, then it got LOUD and it brought us both out of bed and outside to watch the lightning......safely from the porch. When we did got back to bed, I pulled up the window blinds and fell asleep watching the light show.
Remember how they taught you to count after you see lightning to tell how far off the thunder is??? 1001...1002 and so forth, each number marking a mile?? Well, by habit I still do this and the thunder was at the first 1, not making the thousand.
Just before the rain started, Thursday, DH took off in the big rig, headed up the mountain to get a load of cement powder. He made it to the mine, and got loaded, then they closed all the mountain passes!!! He sat up in Mojave, a small town, up on the desert, about 75 miles from here, all night.....in his truck. Mojave is an intersection of north and south and east and west, so that little town filled up with people, cars and trucks........all with no place to go. Friday they finally opened I-5 and he took the long way around to get home....by 3:30PM
I know many of you saw photos of the mud slides on the news. This always happens when the ground is so dry, and the rain is so hard and heavy, that the ground can't soak it up......not normally this bad. Highway 58, the rout DH usually takes, is still closed. They are saying possible tomorrow or Thursday they will open it again. So he has been taking the l-o-n-g way around to pick up his loads, just reversing the trip he made to get home on Friday.
If you came by for my last post, and saw the pop-up card......this is my new Cricut that cut all the goodies that were on the card. This was my early anniversary present....to myself....*grin*My old one was given to my DIL and her sister, since they have school age kids and a couple of cheerleaders. They will certainly make use of it.
Now this one has a learning curve :0.....It is controlled by the PC, or my phone ( with the app) or by a tablet (with the app......but I don't have a tablet......other than a paper one....*grin*) I have really been having fun cutting things with it, even started making some wine/ bottle tags for the holidays....will get to those in an other post. All the cartridges, that were bought for the old one, were synced with the new one and I no longer have to change cartridges....yeah!!
While playing with my new toy, I was having to search for certain papers, looking in more than one spot for specialty papers......er! I hate to have to search for something that should be at my finger tips.........I have such a small space in this room things shouldn't be more than a step away....LOL
So here is my newly organized (again) specialty papers and stencils.......then I went through all the scraps I've been hoarding and finally let go of some of it.........I mean a 4x6 inch paper that has been here for 10 years or more, just isn't going to get used!! AND I'm out of space!!!
Well, I've been working on this post for over an hour......loading pictures on blogger is like waiting for Christmas as a kid. Now it is time to go and link up with the T-gang and see what's going on over at The Altered Book Lover hope you tag along.
When DH gets up ( he worked late into the night) I'll make him an anniversary breakfast. Today marks 42 years!!!