19 June 2009

"There'll be a change in the weather . . . ."

It is indeed the rainy season. There was lots of rain again today. The pattern is that a squall line moves though dumping some rain. Then the sun comes out. Then another squall line moves through, not uncommonly with some lightning and thunder.

The rain at 4:00 p.m. today was a dandy. An utter downpour, but there was no wind, lightning, or thunder. It just came straight down in buckets. I pulled my swim suit on, went out with a sponge and a bucket of soapy water, and washed the truck. It was a good system. I never had to stop to rinse. That rain rinsed the soapy water off the truck right behind me as I progressed around it. The truck really was due for a wash, and this was the cheapest one it had ever had in its entire existence.

When all was said and done, I was pretty squeaky clean myself. I used to wash the family car in this way when I was a kid and when the opportunity presented itself. It is just as much fun now.

I think we need another original video for the blog here, and one of these downpours shot from inside and around the little camper might be an entertaining subject. I will try to be prepared for the next big rain.

On the down side do I ever miss my concrete patio outside my front door at Oleander Acres now that the rains are here! Of the places I have set up so far, Canyon Lake, Armadillo Farm, Pickin' in the Pines, Oleander Acres, and here, the only place where I had a concrete patio was Oleander Acres. Those of you who have done this before know what an important amenity that is. The rest of you can imagine if you just think about it for a moment.

Tomorrow I will be on my hands and knees washing my floor once again.


Sheila said...

From what I recal of Mexican downpours they can be torrential! I remember someon the Yucatan which left us scurring for the Pacific coast and without any dry clothes in our luggage!

Barb said...

I love this idea for washing your truck, Steve.

Ruth said...

People wash cars???