Rainy day

(Today’s view of the pond.)

Another rainy day here in the Bogs.  I’m not complaining.  Rain is good.  Unless you’ve had too much rain, which we haven’t.  So, rain is good.

It’s one of those days when all I want to do is go back to bed or curl up somewhere with a good book.  Rainy days just aren’t ambitious, motivating days for me.  I interpret them as nature’s way of saying:  Rest, relax, stay warm and dry.

But I do have things I need to get done today.  I’m having a small lunch party tomorrow and a little cleaning is in order.  I’ll probably procrastinate for much of the morning and then run around here like a madwoman later, trying to get everything done at once.

Ah well… it’s more fun that way.  😉

I watched some of last night’s debate.  It got a bit boring after a while, with those guys saying pretty much the same things over and over.  I do wish they’d both done a better job of answering that last, “Zen-like,” question.  It would have been nice to hear something other than the usual rhetoric.

I don’t know which television attack ads you all are seeing, but there’s one McCain ad called Dangerous that’s been playing heavily here in Ohio that seems racist and sexist to me.  But that could just be me reading too much into it.  I’d still rather see ads that outline what the candidate plans to do rather than the mudslinging variety that continues to be aired so heavily.

I finally got around to watching the latest SNL skit (the Biden-Palin debate).  Tina Fey is brilliant.

In the midst of writing this post, the power went out.  I’m becoming increasingly unhappy with Ohio Edison.  After the loss of all that food back in September, and the subsequent work and money spent on replenishing some of it, I would have been (more than) extremely angry with another lengthy power outage.  As it is, I’m not happy about this short one (about an hour).

One way they could go about creating jobs during these hard economic times would be to start working on our infrastructure.  Get those flippin’ power lines underground so we don’t have outages every time the wind blows or when the rain and snow fall.  Hell, we’ve been known to have outages on still, sunny days.

I suppose I ought to be thankful that we even have electrical power.  I’m spoiled.  That’s all there is to it.


2 Comments on “Rainy day”

  1. Anna Surface says:

    We’re had rain here in Kansas today, too. The rain is ushering in full autumn, and now the leaves will totally turn.

    Speaking of electricity, we had a major ice storm last December (still fresh in my mind) and lost electricity. Most of us in our little town,were lucky to get it back on by nighttime while others suffered for over a week without electricity. We’re getting prepared this winter, and already bought a kerosene heater plus kerosene (kerosene is obscenely expensive!)

    I’ve been watching the SNL skits and they are so funny! I was very saddened how the McCain campaign has instilled fear. Not good. I am very, very tired of the mudslinging election ads, for sure.

  2. Robin says:

    Hi Anna. 🙂

    I think we’ll be losing most of the leaves on our trees this week. A cold front will move through tonight and tomorrow. I suspect it’ll bring some wind along with rain, and that will be the end of our colorful autumn show.

    We’ve been thinking of investing in a generator for power outages. It wouldn’t have helped this last time (since we weren’t here), but it’s something we’ve discussed a lot lately. When the power goes out, we also lose access to water because we have a well (the pump is powered by electricity). I keep a good store of bottled water, but the loss of water is more of an inconvenience to me than the loss of lights or appliances.


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