I am ready for a Monday and grateful the weekend is almost over!
That probably sounds odd; a simple explanation is the combination of a sleeping pill Friday night and a series of storms dumping inches of rain overnight led to me discovering all sorts of flooding fun when I finally got up Saturday morning.
Still, it can always be worse! I'm grateful that the wet carpet stench I had to live with Saturday is nearly gone now, though I'll have to hang the throw rug outside again tomorrow (chance of rain tonight).
Grateful that nearly everything that got damaged was empty boxes stacked up in case my mom needed them/things I'd planned to throw out anyway.
So, even though it feels like I went more backward than forward in getting my place ready for my mom coming, I am happy with my editing progress on Hope's Passage and my making a Puma-Lord figure easier than expected for future projects.
My other treat this weekend was as I was standing outside, checking on the drying progress of the throw rug, with Shado making a racket in the cat enclosure near me--got the birds in the lilacs nearby all worked up. They were wrens, a whole bunch of them, and I got to see at least one gawky fledgling. A double treat, since with my editing a book about a certain avarii fledgling, I've really got fledglings on the brain of late. ;)
Mmmm... that does sound rather soggy. I hope the forecast is looking good from here on in. The smell of wet carpet can't be much fun.
Wrens! Were they a particular kind? I see mostly blue wrens or wagtails, so I'm not quite sure how that translates to where you are.
Looks like it's going to be a hot, dry week from here on out. =P
Our wrens aren't related to yours; ours are all very brown and 'drab.' The wren that lives in neighborhoods is the House Wren, and has a big voice for such a tiny bird. =)
Amazing! They are totally different. Bigger for one. They look more like starlings to me. Thanks for that. It's always fascinating to see the difference between continents.
I'm not quite sure which is worse for you--the flooding or the hot, dry weather! I hope it doesn't wear you out. How long until your mum arrives?
Bigger, really? They're among our smallest songbirds--the only ones smaller are kinglets and hummingbirds. Your fairy wrens must be minuscule!
I'm not sure which is worse either! Just need to be grateful I haven't had to deal with either this summer to date. =)
As for my mom--too soon! ;) It's less than two weeks now, as she arrives the evening of Friday the 21st.
Most Americans and even most Minnesotans, don't have their houses flooded when it rains. Yet you've now had to live with this unique form of water torture for most of your life. Ever thought about moving to a nice 2nd story apartment or condo? I know you don't like change, but I bet it would be worth it!
It was hardly an average rain: it topped 6 inches over in Chaska, and they have my area down for somewhere between 3 & 4 inches (8-10 cm)--it simply fell too fast, as the water was mostly 'sucked' back into the ground by the time I got up Saturday morning.
And I'll pass on a second floor anything. Higher up means more heat, and I'd rather have damp cold than heat anyday!