Thursday, August 30, 2007

What's That Wet Stuff?


We are just short of breaking the record for the longest stretch of days over 90 degrees for our area(30 days). I know we are in the South, but the temperatures here in the East Tennessee area are usually pretty nice. Even on the days where it is hot, the afternoon often sees a quick thunderstorm and the evening ends up being pleasant.

August often gets really hot for a couple/few weeks where it is still hot at night, but over all, I'd rather stay indoors those few weeks with my air conditioning than to spend the five+ months of winter cooped up with the heater in a NY winter. There are plenty of people who love NY--more power to 'em!--But not me! I love Tennessee!

We've been having a drought here lately. I don't know, but I'd guess over a month without measurable precipitation. Everything is parched, tree leaves have turned brown, the grass is crispy, and the car is roasting hot every time we go to get in it! We are over 13 inches behind for the year...

But today:
RAIN!!!


The girls put their suits on and went out. Then they came back in for t-shirts since it was a cold rain--Wow!--cold!
We even got the shampoo and washed their hair! Hannah got out the squirt guns and Annette ran from them squealing despite the fact that the water was coming down in buckets from the sky!
The pool quickly had a few inches in the low side after they set it on the hill and turned it into a mini-water slide.
Ivy doesn't believe in getting her clothes wet. She watched from the door until I offered to take her picture in the rain. (She can't resist publicity.) She stepped out for a moment to smile for the camera....
...and then ran back in to dry off!


7 comments:

Beth said...

Ivy's so funny.

Beth said...

Yeah, I'm one of "those people" who miss the NY weather. Well, to a certain degree. There is a lot I love about Tennessee, but I do miss the snow a lot. However, I don't miss having snow for 4 to 5 months. Our spring comes so early here, and that is something I do enjoy.

Stange Family said...

I loved this post. Isn't funny how kids growing up in the same environment can be so different? Daniel (kid #3) is my "different" kid...the one likely to say the opposite of everyone else just to be different, not because he really thinks that.
Your girls are adorable...wish our kids could be friends (and we could hang out and talk!).

Stange Family said...

Does Beth live near you in Tennessee? Mandie lives in Pennsylvania but on the opposite corner (I'm northeast and she's southwest). I miss her.

Melissa E. said...

Beth lives in Tennessee but 2.5 hours away in Nashville. She is coming for Boomsday this year. It is our big Labor Day fireworks display. And I do mean BIG! Phenomenal!

Nataliya said...

He-he - the NY winters are not fun, that's right! I'm not looking forward to driving in snow again in a couple of months :) Though I don't know what's worse - 5 months of cold or 5 months of heat :) Probably heat is better!

Stange Family said...

My Hannah would like to know when is your Hannah's birthday. She turned seven July 31.