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It’s Raining Again!

Hey! I aim to please!

We stayed at home the entire day although we were supposed to go to Seal Beach for lunch;  we were waived off by Robin.  There was a major accident on the 91, and Robin turned around and decided to work from home.  It would have neem fun, but the weather seemed a little frightful.

There was a small break in the rain, so we wandered out to the garden, and Mary discovered her sweetpeas were finally blooming.

Mary and I perfected our garden flower beds through a process of trowel and error.

She was so happy to see them finally bloom! A little snip here and a little snip there!

In about a week, the entire south end of the wide garden will be loaded with sweet peas.  Sweet peas are native to Sicily, Cyprus, and Southern Italy. A Sicilian monk is said to have sent the first sweet pea seeds to England in the 17th century. They became popular in the late-Victorian era after being cultivated by Henry Eckford.

Sweet peas are vining plants that climb vigorously — six to eight feet over fences and other supports. The flowers are pink, white, red, lavender, purple, and near blue.

It began to rain, so we zipped into the house, where they got a drink of water!

We watched movies off and on all day, especially cowboy movies.  Later, we switched to funny movies like “Wackiest Ship In the Army”  and “Operation Petticoat.”

We took down St. Patrick’s Day decorations and will probably do Easter tomorrow.  We traded green for pink, purple, and yellow.

Mary fixed a great dinner of Corned Beef & Cabbage and threw in some Beef Stroganoff from the Elks.  To add to the mixture, she made potato pancakes out of the scalloped potatoes from yesterday.  Mary had a glass of wine, and I did my beer. Heineken Zero is my favorite.

Around 8:00 PM, the sky opened up, and I thought for sure we had better start looking for the Ark.  We got two inches of rain in the past 24 hours, but this cloudburst was amazing.  It was pounding on the roof. We could hardly hear the TV.

I went outside and took a short video!  The wind was whistling, and tarps were flapping.  In 60 seconds, I came bad inside and MAry had a robe ready for me1

It looks like tomorrow will be rainy all day!

We hit the sack at 9:30 pm, watched TV, and listened to the rain pour down.  We had to close the windows because the wind was blowing the rain into the side of the house.

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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