Here on the Westcoast, 20 is a good number. 20 degrees C, warm enough for shorts, pleasant. 20 km/hr winds, not enough to cause damages. So when the thermometer climbs to 30, 35+ as it has for the past few weeks, we're just not equipped physically or emotionally. Honestly, we're not whimps, we can survive months without seeing sunlight. That takes some kind of courage too, doesn't it?
So we have been without rain since June. Lawns have turned into yellow hay. Jurisdictions around us have been implementing water restrictions. Wells are running dry. Around the province, fires are igniting spontaneously. Fear not West Coast Aquarians lovers of water, I have found the equivalent to an old-fashioned "rain dance". This is what I did yesterday:
First, I bathed a newly finished pair of scrappy-socks. Next, I blocked them outside on a chair so they would dry in the breeze. Then they were promptly forgotten, as they lay basking in the sunshine. In the middle of the night the unfamiliar sound of raindrops on the deck should have triggered the memory of these poor beauties in distress. Around 10am, the now soggy socks returned inside where they are still trying to dry-out in the 20 degrees kitchen. Here they are in their soggy splendor:
So it rained and you're welcome. We had a bit of rain today, perhaps thanks to the socks so bravely overnighting on the deck? I hope we're finally back to our normal temperatures because it feels good!