Monday, May 31, 2010

This Date Last Year

Did you hear the joke about the woman who went to the store for weight loss supplement and never came back?? No?? That's good... it was a bad joke anyway.

Seriously though folks, today (as seems the norm with most days lately) was pouring rain. Earlier this spring we had unseasonably warm/hot temperatures with no sign of rain, just sun shining everywhere. This was following an unusually warm winter with little to no snow in the valley or up on the mountains. The local government implemented very strict water usage restrictions waaaay earlier than water restrictions are usually announced. We were told we could only water our yards 1 day per week, no washing cars allowed and no one with swimming pools would be allowed to put water in them this year. Oh, many people were up in arms about the later. The TV news showed people complaining, especially a fellow who installed swimming pools for a living and was about to loose his very lucrative business. Then suddenly the rain started to fall and doesn't seem to want to quit. It's been raining fairly heavily and steadily for several weeks now (forget just how long), the water reservoirs that had been low are now full and water restrictions have been changed yet still the rains fall.

May 31st... On this day last year, my brother Bernie's 50th Birthday, I was on a Memorial Motorcycle Ride for late friend Gord, husband of my good friend Wendy. It was a hot, sunshiny day with not a cloud in the sky. We rode for 249 km, stopping at some of Gord's favorite 'watering holes' which took us about 7 or 8 hours, and I had a sunburn by the time it was done. It was the first time I met Tuggy, we were introduced so he could 'pack' me, take me on this ride. It was an awesome day!! This year it is raining and would be a nasty day to be riding anywhere on a motorcycle. Last year it was Sunday... yesterday was Sunday and there was no sun in it, it was Rainday.

You just can not go by previous years weather patterns anymore, not like in past years when it was generally pretty much the same each year. April had rain, May was pretty much dry, June could be fairly wet. Now it's anybody's wild guess what the weather will be like... even the weatherman's.

4 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

Has this year been strange for you? It's been a lot cooler and more overcast and rainier than I'm used to.

Thom said...

Well Happy Birthday to your brother. What a tale that is my friend. I don't think any weatherman is right with anything. Mother Nature does what she wants LOL :)

Thom said...

Well Happy Birthday to your brother. What a tale that is my friend. I don't think any weatherman is right with anything. Mother Nature does what she wants LOL :)

Dave @ Dallas Pool Builders said...

Oh, the weather is crazy alright. I mean snow in Dallas a couple months back? What the heck?