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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Rain in Maine Causes Me Pain


We here in southern Maine have had at least 25 days of rain out of the last 30. (I think the guy across the street is building a really large wooden boat!) There are huge puddles everywhere, and in some rural areas whole sections of roads have been washed away by the deluge.
On the bright side, since I’m retired, I don’t have to go outside in the downpour; I can sit and read or blog-browse while listening to the rain on the roof. Of course, as the pantry depletes, hunger may make venturing outside a necessity! But tomorrow, The Schwan’s Man Cometh! Every other Thursday, he pulls into our driveway with his truckload of goodies; he is not deterred by a little rain! Turkey pot pies, beef short ribs, frozen veggies. . . ah, we will survive another two weeks, even if the rain continues.
On the darker side, at this age the rain wreaks havoc with my arthritic joints. The dampness and the inactivity resulting from a reluctance to venture into the precipitation (who am I kidding? The downpour!) tend to make my shoulder and hip ache. Getting out of bed in the morning is a chore. Things improve as I move around and the day wears on, but I start the day with a not too gentle reminder that I’m not as young as I used to be!

6 comments:

Katie May J. said...

Here in Saskatchewan we need some of that rain! With luck the light sprinkle we've been getting for the past hour will turn into a proper shower and last all day. Otherwise I'll be ordering some of yours from you. - Kate at Golden Grain Farm

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

I'm in the Midwest and it hasn't rained this much since 1923! I feelin' ya!

Eva Gallant said...

Katie Mae...I'm boxing some up for you right now!!!

Shaz said...

That cartoon is too funny. I sure hope you get some relief from the rain soon.

BTW, Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

Wendy said...

You should invent some kind of outfit you can wear during the rain that is filled with desiccant. You could make millions! :)

The American said...

The part of the Midwest I'm in has been pretty dry for the last week. Dry and unseasonably cool... it makes for good sleeping weather at night and good biking-to-work weather during the day.

Try not to float off.