And the Rains Came

You bet they did!
ark 2It has been raining since the early hours, but to be honest, we need it.
The water level in the river is really low, to such an extent that you can see below the green safety marker and the concrete slab it’s attached to is clearly visible.

We noticed this coming back from the festival as we could see the bottom of the river in places and were quite anxious at times. Our draft is 22 inches, but the thought of over six tons going aground is quite a different matter compared to pushing a car out of trouble!

What to do on a rainy day though.
When I was working, I’d have my head down analysing spreadsheets and figures, and the sound of the rain on the windows was in constant competition with the tap of my fingers on the computer or calculator.
In the house, I’d sit at the piano for a couple of hours, or get my card making kit out, or have a mammoth bake in.
It’s over two years since I last played and I sold my piano the year before we moved out. My card making kit is less than 20% of what it was yet perfectly adequate, but putting the table up to work can be a bit of a pain.
As for batch baking, well, we have no freezer now so that’s out of the running, but I can cook something for dinner.

Ferreting around in the cupboard, we have our usual stock of rice and pasta. We’ve had rice dishes four times this week (chilli, curry and 2 days of sweet and sour as Hubby prepared the ingredients for me not realising I’d bought 2 days worth for something else) so it looks like pasta wins the day.
I have tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, cheese and some ham so I could do a pasta dish using those, or I could make a macaroni cheese as we haven’t had one of those for a while. Besides, it’s one of Hubby’s favourites.

It looks like the rain is in for the duration of the entire day.
The weather site we use is accurate and deals with conditions up to 2 hours at a time. It can tell us when rain is going to stop/start, and the radar shows the current position in 5 minute sections on a ‘slide show’ so we can see how the weather is working across the country. Yep, it’s wet, and will be for at least the next 2 hours.
radar mapThe good news about living on a boat is that when the water level rises, so do we, and as such, the gantry angle changes which makes it less steep and easier on the knees. No worries about flooded drives and inadequate drainage either.
The bad news is when the dog wants to go out for a wee, we have to take her.
Oh well, every silver lining has a cloud, so look out for the yellow condoms on the radar picture!
yellow suit


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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1 Response to And the Rains Came

  1. That’s the only thing I dislike about rainy days – still having to take Puppy Cody out. Need waterproof jacket and waterproof galoshes or boots. Then there are muddy paw prints all over the house because she won’t hold still to have her feet wiped. But those are minor issues – it’s still nice to stay inside on a rainy day and let the world go by while puppy and I play.

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