Guess what it did most of the day?
Of course, you’ve already guessed from the title.
It rained. It poured. It splattered. It drizzled. It thundered. It flooded the streets.
Yep, it rained.
It started slowly this morning. Black clouds formed. Thunder roared! We opened our bleary eyes and wondered. Then the downpour began.
We tried to go to lunch. We really tried. We backed the car out of the car port beneath the condominium. We headed for the main drag on Fort Myers Beach.
We lasted maybe a half-minute before turning around in the CVS pharmacy parking lot and returning to the condominium.
It was raining–as they say–Cats and Dogs.
Floods everywhere! Florida streets do not understand rain. They do not know how to handle it gracefully. The rain puddles up. The cars hydroplane. Accidents happen.
We did not want to hydroplane. We returned to the condominium to read our books, play on our computers and watch TV. My mother is creating a recipe book for the condominium association. She typed in recipes. We napped. We ate leftovers for lunch.
My daughter arrives about 9:30 tonight, if the sky gods agree. My dad and I are driving to the airport soon to collect her. We can’t wait to see her!
My brother and sister-in-law arrived last night after a day of treacherous rain-driving through the state of Florida. We haven’t seen them yet.
We hope it’s more hospitable (weather-wise) tomorrow.
In certain places around the Fort Myers area they received five to six inches of rain in 24 hours. (I’m actually secretly glad that the dry earth is being soaked. Yes. The Earth is happy. Don’t you think?)
Oh my goodness! The phone just rang. It was my brother and sister-in-law. They’re stopping by before we leave for the airport. Thank goodness the blog is almost done. Otherwise I’d have to apologize and say, “Excuse me. Must finish my blog.”
So. Do you think we’ll have warm weather tomorrow? Sun?
It is Florida, after all.
(But, truly, just spending time with family is warmth in itself, don’t you agree?)