Saturday, June 15, 2019

Rainy Weather, Good Weather, and Fortunes

The weather in our part of the country has been crazy. We are in the middle of June and we have had LOADS of rain, some warm days, some windy days, more rain, etc. Not normal June weather for Ohio at all. In fact Thursday it was 49 degrees here, cloudy and super windy and COLD. Definitely not June weather. Then yesterday, the weather was FANTASTIC! The sun was out, wispy white clouds, a gentle breeze and mid 70s. Perfect. So we decided to go walking.

We headed out to Howard to that part of the Kokosing Gap Trail. This was a compromise on my part as Bill wanted to take the kids to a playground and I wanted to walk. I really do miss walking; it is hard with my schedule to find time to get away. We walked 2 miles and it felt fantastic. 

Afterward we let the kids play on the playground that is near the trail. They had a blast until Ben went to go under part of the equipment and didn't duck down far enough and then stood up to quick and hurt his head. Thankfully, it was just a scrape but we knew it was time to go home. 

When we got home, Bill mowed the grass with our mower. A couple weeks ago, we thought we were going to have to invest in a new mower as ours was sputtering and would stop after only a couple pushes. Well a friend's husband told me to bring it out to him as he like to putter around with that type of equipment and that we could borrow his mower to get our jungle lawn mown. About a week after he texted to say our mower was ready. I am not sure what he did to it but it worked perfectly yesterday and better than it has in the last 2 years. 

After mowing, Bill went to pick up our date night dinner of Chinese take-out. Yummy! I had to laugh at the fortunes that we got. Bill got this one: 

I got this one:

Seems appropriate. LOL 

Today, Bill and Rebecca are at "Wizard of Oz" practice. I have started laundry. Jacob is playing a game with his cards and Ben is watching "The Wizard of Oz" for the 100th time this week. Later it is supposed to rain. 

In fact we have a flash flood watch starting this afternoon through Tuesday morning as we are supposed to get a boatload of rain and the ground is already saturated as it. Maybe I should work on building that ark. Well, I hear the washer stopped so I should go flip laundry. I hope everyone has a great Saturday! 


  1. Sounds like a wonderful Saturday minus your son's injury. We've been getting rain on and off as well though it's been windy enough to keep the ground from getting too saturated around here. Hope your Sunday is off to a great start and Happy Father's Day to your husband.

    1. It was a great Saturday! Hope your weekend was good :)

  2. We've had that unpredictable day to day weather in Minnesota as well. I'm glad you found activities to work regardless. I look forward to hearing how the play goes.

    1. We deal with the weather the best we can. What other choice do we have? LOL We are coming up on the last couple weeks of rehearsal. I am excited to see it all come together.


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