Not that I totally can't stand rain but we have had a non-stop monsoon with wind since the middle of the night. I had a headache that started once again yesterday afternoon that felt like a vice grip clamped on my head. I had to miss work again today, which I just always hate doing. Turns out I have a sinus infection and have probably been walking around with it for a few weeks. This has been a bad year for bugs and crud for me.
It was sort of good that I was at home. I had forgotten to shut the kitchen window all the way, and rain just blew completely through the kitchen. I heard a buzzing noise. It was the one outlet in a string of outlets above my one counter. The wall was hot, the outlet was hot. I sort of got panicky. My air conditioner caught my familyroom wall on fire a few summers ago because of faulty wiring. Deja Vu was setting in. It turned out that rain had gotten into the one outlet and was sizzling. I tried drying it but then used my blow dryer on low and that solved the problem. The plug and wall are cool and back to normal. My BF came over to check and make sure.
I had been at the pharmacy getting my prescription when it started raining which is why I didn't get the window closed in time.
The medicine is really helping already. I decided to tackle the basement and get it over with. Yikes, water ran into the coal cellar and a little bit in the back. We did have some pounding rain for quite a while. It wasn't a whole lot but the coal cellar had a good sized puddle in one corner. LOL...another job for my retired handyman to check the gutters and build up the fill on that side of the house. He had to do that once before on the other side.
Ok...so how about American Idol? I tell you I was more than shocked. I was stunned. I thought it would be Taylor and Chris at the end. I was sure Miss Katie was gone. I've never really had a favorite but Chris has really proven to be so well rounded with his performances. I like Taylor but sometimes he's almost spastic with his dancing and movements. Yeah, I thought Katie did well at times but sheesh she missed the lyrics the other night. More and more Chris was becoming my favorite. I also thought Ryan was really cold and blunt when he blurted it out. Oh well....AI has lost a lot of its luster for me.
Back to work tomorrow for me. I left all my umbrellas and my raincoat with the hood there. I'm really praying for the rain to stop at least at 6 tomorrow morning so I don't get drenched. We do not have an umbrella in this house. Of course, the one that's always in my car in now in my locker at work. One day I will get organized...not.
Have a great evening all and stay dry if it's pouring where you are at!