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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Silver Liningness Sunday

Happy Sunday, fellow travelers!



Well, the word for this week - this month really - has been rain.  Rain, hail, hail, rain every day.  Snow in the mountains.  We haven't had one day in May without measurable precipitation.  I went out to the border and snapped this pic for y'all.


It's still better than fire, though.  "Better Than Fire" is a broad category.

But it's not without havoc.  Foundations are becoming compromised, properties are flooded, and potholes are abundant.  Don't get me started on potholes.




HOWEVER, we've managed to make the best of things.  Meego's got one week left of school - finals week.  As far as I know, he's not in any trouble grades-wise, so the week should go smoothly.  Wolfgang is back to work and keeping busy.  Chaco's internship hasn't yet started, so he's getting things organized (I wish!) and still working a few hours for the university.

I've enjoyed a week off from school and am looking forward to getting on with the summer class.  It's a marketing class that's part of the MBA program.  We'll see how it compares with the other engineering master's courses.  


Magnum and I managed to collect a few more geocaches between rainstorms, but haven't been out much.  If only they were all this easy...

Actually, that would be kinda boring if they were all THAT easy.  But the activity has taken us off the beaten paths, to places we wouldn't  otherwise be traipsing around in.  While Magnum was finding that super easy one, I was over in the sticks and found this sad bicycle.



Weird.  It seemed to be in pretty good condition other than the seat being messed up from all the rain, which clued me in that it wasn't just parked there for a short time with its rider waiting in ambush to attack and dismember us.  What happened to its owner?

Speaking of bicycles, I've been sucking it up and riding in the rain.  It's actually quite meditative as long as it's not majorly downpouring and accompanied with lightning and/or hail.  I checked out an alternative route to the university  as my usual is being chewed up with construction activity.  

This alternate route adds about 3 miles, but is still a very pleasing ride.  The bike trail is in good condition, although it takes me through an "interesting" area that I refer to as "Juggalo Island" as that's the feeling I get whenever riding through.  

"It's summertime and I'm feeling jolly, y'all!"


Enjoy spring!  Summer's on the way!  



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16 comments:

  1. Poor sad abandoned bike. And there you are beaming from ear to ear, whilst the poor neglected bike just stands there all cold and wet.

    Ha, sorry. May the rain stop, and the sun shine.

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    1. I probably sound like a wimp to you - complaining about rain...

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  2. So far this year, we're "just right" with rainfall. Grass is green and growing splendidly. But I hear all about those of you with way too much rainfall, and those with not near enough rainfall. There's gotta be a way to divvy it up.
    Good for you for not letting the rain hold you back. I'm not opposed to running in the rain, but I would think bike riding would be a little scary. Maybe it's just me. At least you're getting to test out the mud flaps. How are they working?

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    1. It could be worse, like Texas and Oklahoma. And it's nice to see the creek so full.
      Your bike riding reluctance is understandable! I will say the mud flaps purchase was truly inspired, they're MARvelous.

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  3. Love your ex story, and the parasols are super fabulous! I'm laughing. Thanks!

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    1. Magnum asked if I still have the parasol.
      "Oh GOD, no"

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  4. Forgot to mention that I really like your welder too. Good job!

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  5. You ARE a die-hard, riding in the rain and all! We've had more rain than usual, but nothing like you describe. Seems you live in the land of extremes! I hope you get to see the sun again soon.

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    1. I watched a short documentary recently that featured women bicycle messengers. They rode in EVERYthing, for hours at a time. If they can do that, I can do this :)

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  6. What a wonderful pot hole - it even beats some of the ones around here!

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  7. Did you adopt the lonely bike?

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    1. The lonely bike was chained to the fence :(

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  8. "Better Than Fire" is a broad category.

    Ha ha that made me laugh. Our spring hasn't been too rainy so far. That would drive me nuts.

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    1. You had our spring for your winter!

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  9. Rain? You call that rain? That's just a little sprinkle. Somehow, the cycles have switched and we wound up on the wet side this year. It''s started raining down here in April and hasn't let up. Although, with our drought of a the past few years, I've been told we shouldn't be complaining. Feast or famine I say. Or perhaps that should be swim or walk. Gonna be a wet year I imagine. .

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