Saturday, October 27, 2007

The rainmaker

Virginia is normally a wonderful place to live, with four distinct seasons and a good annual rainfall. Unfortunately, we've been in a drought this year and have had various water restrictions in place for a couple months.

Luckily, being the genius I am, I have discovered the secret to ending the drought.

Yay me!

Here's the mathematical formula to make rain:

Decide to have an Oktoberfest.
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Invite more guests than your house can comfortably accommodate.
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Plan to buy bales of hay for seating in the backyard.
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Figure you won't need to do much cleaning
inside since everyone will be outside.
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Buy dozens of glow-in-the-dark bracelets for 20+ kids
to wear while chasing each other around the yard.
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Rain. Lots of it.

It started raining on Wednesday and didn't stop until this morning. The sun is out now and is supposed to stay out, but the yard is a soggy boggy mess.

Crap.

I'd better start cleaning my house and moving stuff around to accommodate all those people.

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

You are a super weather genius! Make sure to patent this technique before the National Weather Service learns about it.

Good luck with your party today.

Sue said...

Yikes. Hope it all turned out o.k.

Mrs. G. said...

"Figure you won't need to do much cleaning inside since everyone will be outside."

LOL. Hope it was a success!

Suzanne said...

Ack! Hope it went well despite the sogginess.

Linda and her Surroundings said...

A much better plan of action that a rain dance. But no mention of buxom wenches handing out jugs of beer?

MizMell said...

I hope the sun helped dry things up a bit so your gathering could occur outside.

Freeze warning tonight! Don't forget to cover your plants...