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!