Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I am NOT a good swimmer!

"53 degrees with light rain." So says the online weather for Victoria at 10:16pm on Tuesday. Whatever! It might be that warm but "light rain"? I don't think so! More like BUCKETS of rain - ALL DAY! For like 12 hours! It serenaded me at work as it hammered the roof just above my head. It challenged the high setting of my windshield wipers on the drive home. It drenched me as I cleared the drainage ditch along our drive, so the water wouldn't wash across the road and down to the sweet neighbors below that babysat my car for a week. It pummeled the dog as she tried to do her business. It continues to swirl around the house, whipped into a frenzy by the angry ocean wind that roars with a mighty voice. And this is our forecast for another day or two. The only saving grace is that it IS 53 degrees and this ain't snow. Thanks God!

If you are contemplating a move to The Island bring snow shovels (you never know when you might need them) and be ready for Winter rain too. Seattle, eat your heart out!

Now I have to go scare the cat out of the spare bedroom so she doesn't get into any mischief. Here, kitty kitty....

1 comment:

West End Bob said...

53 degrees?!? Damn, you're having a heatwave over there in "Sunny" Sooke! We're sitting at 4 C or 40 degrees F in the city.

Thankfully, here in The West End, the rain never got to torrential status. Steady all day, but no downpours, thank goodness . . . .