- Friday after dinner Hubby Tony and I decided to go to Dairy Queen for ice cream, a 30 minute walk. About halfway there the sky started to cloud up, and as we ate it continued to darken. Despite a few ominous thunder rumbles, when we finished we decided to head home. The raindrops started to fall as we walked across the parking lot. We made it to a Walgreen's two block away, where we stood under an awning and called Son Donald to come get us.
- Saturday night we went out to dinner in Clayton, a city about a half-hour east of the house. We planned on strolling through a nearby neighborhood after we ate. Once again, the sky started to cloud up (this time right after we ordered our pizza). However, when we finished eating it didn't look too bad, so we decided to modify our walk and stay on streets close to the car. Over the next half hour we watched the sky darken. We were five minutes away from the car when the wind picked up and we picked up our pace, getting back to the car just as the first drops came down.
- Sunday morning I woke up and decided it would be a good day to get out on my bike. I could even incorporate a trip to the grocery store for a couple of things we needed for dinner as part of the trip. I put on appropriate clothes and came downstairs. My plans were changed by the rumbles of thunder I heard. The sun eventually came out, but by then I wasn't in the mood for an extended ride (although Tony and I did bike to the grocery store for the missing ingredients).
- Yesterday Tony had a meeting and didn't come home after work. I ate dinner, then decided to do yard work. The sky was cloudy, but I checked the hourly forecast and saw there was only a 40 percent chance of rain. Can you guess what happened when I got outside? As soon as I started working the drops started falling. I went inside. It stopped, so I tried again. It started again. This time the rain was more of a drizzle, so I kept working and didn't bother to come in.
Five years ago today: Geographically Challenged?