At 3:00 am with open windows,
Stars hid in skies dark as river bottom mud.
Outside newly emerged tree leaves soughed;
Small limbs grabbed and tussled with light wind.
I smelled the moist scent of damp soil
Before I heard the drops strafing the earth.
Another day was coming on;
It’d be April showers—again.
The last week has been rain and technology woes. Day after day the gray skies bore down like baskets heavy with sodden gray wool while technology things broke down, refused to work. The television quit, and the replacement could launch missiles from its command center. I have talked with eight ATT tech support people in the last week. I have talked face to face with three ATT employees. Suffice it to say, that at this point in time a new TV, our computers, a reprogramed wireless printer, my Kindle (the first breakdown point), and one of our three phones are working and Uverse is installed. I can’t face realigning the laptop nor dealing with the two unworking phones yet.
This morning it was warm and dry enough after showers for Biscuit and me to head out for deck tea. It hinted at sun, but the longer we were out there, the grayer it got. Knowing heavy storms were still in the forecast we soaked up what outside we could get. About noon, the sun came out and the sky was glorious. DH, Biscuit, and I jumped in the truck to go to Lowes for dirt and ferns and some plants that shouted hope for drier days ahead. Apparently others felt the same way.
Lowe’s had so many people in the garden shop it looked like a mosquito convention at the local swamp. Everyone was pushing loaded baskets. It was spring fever and it was catching! I put way more in my basket than I had planned. I had vowed that THIS year no plants or anything unpacked until the deck was sealed first. But as rainy weeks led into more rainy weeks I began to wear down. I remembered the old grade school bulletin boards that shouted “April Showers Bring May Flowers”, but I was tired of waiting. So we loaded up and paid.
Then while unloading the shopping basket into the truck, the sky darkened. In the west, roiling clouds moved in. Scary looking, people began to scatter. Then the rain came down. We drove our goodies home and parked them in the garage for tonight. So hoping the weatherman is right about tomorrow—two days ahead of sunshine and NO rain before it returns on Wednesday. I am thankful no tornados, no damaging hail, no killer floods, and the stack of books waiting for rainy days, and I’m even thankful for the rain too…just ready to have some sunshine.