Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday blues...

since Monday came on Wednesday this week...

5 days off; the lawn's not mowed (every time I start to get the mower out it rains, only compounding the problem), fished two of the five (Friday and yesterday) but since it keeps raining I haven't repacked the trailer wheel bearings so we still haven't ventured out of town to fish...yet.

Since the "temps" all got laid off at work, now they want everything we can build, so they started running overtime again last night, and we start working every other Saturday for the forseeable future. Of course, they couldn't time that right, so I'm working on the Saturdays Dottie is off...

We slipped out yesterday thinking we might get a couple of hours fishing in; we actually got to about the 5 hour mark as the skies darkened to the east for the 5th or 6th time. All day things had been moving past us on both sides, going directly north. This time we weren't so lucky...

We heard thunder, and Dottie wanted the boat on the trailer "instantly". We hadn't seen any lightning, and never did, but a few minutes after we heard the distant rumble the wind shifted and without even a sprinkle to say "hello" the downpour began!

Even at only 20 (speed limit on our little local lake) big raindrops start to sting!

And of course, Dottie is "blind" without her glasses, so when they are wet life is just a blur. I would say something about being "mad as a wet hen", but she deserves better for putting up with me!

Of course, trailering in a downpour and a crosswind is even more fun than just the crosswind, so that took a bit longer than usual. By the time we got the boat loaded and actually headed out of the park, the rain was letting up. 20 minutes later as I pulled into the driveway, it had completely stopped and the skies were starting to clear...

Despite all of that (and my sunburnt feet), it still beats work!

So I've been up for an hour now, letting my eyes wake up, fixing Dottie's cell, catching up on the news and signing some petitions; guess I'll go eat something and then try getting that mower out again...

Back to the "rat race"!

alan

5 comments:

Mystical Me said...

Well, when you ever do get to go fishing, catch one for me. Pretty Please!!. I cant remember when it is the last time I went fishing. I love to fish!! Sorry about your work schedule that really sucks. Its been really hot here, I wish you could send some rain my way.
Take care sweetheart & I do hope all is well. Love, MM XOXO

robin andrea said...

I wish you didn't have to work all that overtime, especially on the days that Dottie is off. That just doesn't seem fair.

Hope your next outing on the boat is a calm and good journey.

Von Krankipantzen said...

CURSED! At every turn!

I was thinking some goats could deal with your lawn mowing issues in any weather. Hmm? You could sit inside and eat bonbons.

Rice said...

Fishing beats everything. It is the fondest memory I have of being with my father as a child.
The damn lawn can wait. :)

Nancy said...

Five hours of fishing sounds great to me. Did you catch anything other than sunburned feet?

My brother and I once fished from shore when the thunder and lightening came. Stupidly, we waited it out and loved it, in alunimum chairs. That's what happens when some of us Californian's actually get weather, we don't know when to come in!

The grass will be green and beautiful, tall or short!