It was a dark and stormy night...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Sonoran Silkies, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    We are in our annual monsoon season, which only someone who has lived here, or at least spent a summer here can truly appreciate. Hot as blazes here and about the only time tolerable to do more than minimal chores outside is at dusk--still light enough to see, but temps are cooling off to merely *HOT*

    The hose was broken, and the first set of repairs I tried failed. So I bought new repair parts and finally got outside while there was still enough light to see. The hose is now working without spraying water everywhichwhere except through its end [​IMG] but I somehow messed up my hand, and in particular my thumb. No idea what I did, but it has no strength, and if I try to grasp anything, it hurts like the dickens. (Slightly better this morning.) And of course, it is my right hand, and I am right-handed. Did I say OUCH!?

    So I finish the hose and put away the tools. Check on the chickens to see who needs water or food. Found some empty waterers and filled them. Noted whose food bowls are empty. And all this while there is sporadic lightening and thunder. Will it rain, or is this just a tease? When I finish making rounds, I went inside to check the weather forecast. Chance of rain: 15% OK, the sky is just teasing us, no need to move birds.

    Five minutes later **CRACK!!!**

    Well, maybe I DO need to move them. As I get the chicks that are in low ground into a small carrying cage it starts raining. By the time I am halfway to the porch it is pouring and power is off. uhoh. Storm power outages can last HOURS. Lovely....there are still a few eggs in hte incubator. Inside DH has found his headlamp, DS has scarfed my laptop and is searching for flashlights. I turn off the AC units so that if/when we get power back it doesn't immediately shut down again. Fortunately, power is back on in about 10 minutes. All the clocks are blinking...why is it that the battery backup for electric appliances that is supposed to SAVE the time and option settings NEVER work?!

    Eventually the downpour turns to drizzle and then stops. An hour or sp later. from the back porch comes a small explosion. DS and I look at each other puzzled? What the heck?! Then the broody splash cochin wanders past the door--oh, she must have knocked something down; better check. Open the door,

    EWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROTTEN EGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No make that rotten eggS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So I clean up hte worst, but the silly hen goes back and sits on the remaining eggs that are still covered in green glop. OK, I will deal with that tomorrow (today).

    Back inside I walk into the kitchen and just about slip onto my backside as I step on the tile. Covered with water. Drip, drip! Look up. Dang roof is leaking. Again!
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    Bless your heart..[​IMG]
  3. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    [​IMG] when it pours...

    this too shall pass [​IMG]
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Well, the rain was sort of welcome, but still, everythng added together was a bit much. Not quite as hot today, but considerably muggier.
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  6. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
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  7. AmyJ

    AmyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Wallkill, NY
    It seems like its always everything at once, doesn't it? Heres a hug, [​IMG] Hope your hand is doing better.
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln

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