It all started on Monday.
Our little pickup truck had a flat and the spare was just as bad, so we threw them both into the Ford and went to our nearest town (about 10 miles away). We were having a picnic on the river while the tires were being fixed and it started RAINING. And I mean pouring. We got out of the river area and had to pull over, as it was coming down too hard to be able to see anything.
Abe and I spent some time out in the rain digging trenches across the roads and property to divert the running water into the pond. Despite being dripping wet, covered in mud and kind of cold, it was super fun! Of course, the boys were watching it all from the windows and wanted to join us, but we refused them.
Now, on Saturday, the sun is finally out and the sky is blue. We are all going to spend the day outside, having been deprived of fresh air for far too long. Everything is still running, all our trenches and the arroyos. In fact, it’s positively roaring out there, we can even hear the river from here. Beautiful. May even have to go hiking.