Rain Rain, We Need You!

We both got up at 6:00 AM this morning to the sound of rain.  Scout is wearing the “cone of shame” because he has been biting himself.

He woke us up twice last night wanting a drink of water and then wanting to use the facilities.  We think he was getting even with us!

I repaired our roll-around TV stand this morning, and that was a fight.  The old thumbs aren’t what they used to be, and doing an upside-down double twist while holding things is no longer easy!  We use this stand almost daily as we did not want a TV in the Family Room.

With the new screws tightly in place, it is just like new!

The rain was coming down in buckets.  We got slightly over an inch of new water today!

The rain gutter in front was blocked, so during a lull in the downpour, it took the ladder and found just a tiny handful of leaves blocking the entire downspout.  I rigged up a wire mesh filter to keep that from happening again and ordered a set of professional downspout blockers from Amazon.

It’s raining to beat the band!

The rain came with a lot of wind, as indicated by the flags standing straight up!

Remember:  Live life like the wind is at your back and your sails are flying high.

Three drunkards are standing on top of the Empire State Building.

The first one says to the other two, “You know, it’s a funny thing about these wind currents.  A person could jump off this building right now and not even hit the ground; the wind would carry him right back up to the top of the building!”

The second drunk says, “You’re crazy!”

The first drunk says, “I’m serious!  Watch!”

The first drunk jumps off the building, and the wind carries him back up to the top!

The second drunk says, “Let me try!” So the second drunk leaps off the building and promptly falls to the street below, landing with a hideous SPLAT!

The first drunk smiles, clearly amused.  The third drunk looks at him and says, “You know, Superman, you can be a real Jerk When you’re drunk!”

The flags were whipping in the wind making a loud snapping sound.

Q: What do you call a gust of wind full of sand?
A: A rough draft

It was also raining in the backyard; how amazing.  The drains are all working fine, but the pool is beginning to reach the top.  We have four drains that run directly into the storm channel behind the house, so we are not worried!

We heard on the news that a freak wind destroyed the local cheese factory. Nothing but de Brie was left.

Oh dear, the pool is about to overflow!

Well, we have a choice!  Stay inside all day and work or go shopping.  Shopping won beside Mary wanted a new dress for the Chinese New Year celebration at Starlighter’s next week.  We have a personal shopper, Mary Capps, and she found an assortment of dresses at Macy’s.

Mary’s broken arm meant I had to go into the dressing room and assist with six different outfits.  This dress won even though it needed to be shortened a bit.  I had fun, I guess it was like playing paper dolls!

We went shopping in a deluge.

After the find, we wandered around Macy’s to return to our car.  We also were looking for a restroom, and the staff was amazingly gone.  The store was nice, but they sure lacked service, including the fact they did not answer the phones later in the afternoon!

I suggested Persian or Indian food for lunch; we selected the Royal Kyber, and it was terrific.  We made sure the manager knew Mary was a spice woose, so he ensured her fall-off-the-bone lamb was mild.  The manager and I have been friends for thirty-plus years, and I heard him yell at the cook, “Paul is here; pour on the spices!’    I ordered lamb vindaloo!

Vindaloo or vindalho is an Indian curry dish originally from Goa, based on the Portuguese dish carne de vinha d’alhos.  It is known globally in its British Indian form as a staple of curry house and Indian restaurant menus and is often regarded as a fiery, spicy dish.

I could hear the hot peppers yelling, “Ouch”!

After two bites, I introduced Mary to Mango-Lasse, an Indian fire extinguisher!  It contains mangos, yogurt, sugar, and some mild spices.

We decided it was Indian lunchtime at the Royal Kyber in Costa Mesa.

Returning home, we took a short nap and then tried to call Macy’s to get the dress altered.  We called them ten times on two phones and got no answers.   Finally, Mary called Dianne and got the address of Susie Sun’s alterations store.  We went to Tustin and got the alterations marked up.

After visiting the alteration store, we headed home to get some goodies for Jan.  We brought her sushi and some homemade cucumber salad (which is rapidly becoming my favorite).

We visited Jan for a while, and I shared the Amos and Andy Christmas video with her.  We called Mike Andersen and checked in with him.  We finally got home around 8:00 PM.

We paid a visit to Jan.

We crashed as soon as we got home; it was a long day!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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