We have had some serious rainfall here in Ohio over the past month and I’ve been doing my best not to complain about it because I’m sure next month we will find ourselves right smack in the middle of a drought begging for a drop of rain to fall.
However, with just about 16 straight days of heavy rain falling on us I’m about done it with it all.
The rain is coming very close to putting a serious damper on my summer. my kid’s summer and my dog’s summer.
Here is a list of 9 things that concern me about all the rain that we have.
1. Flooding. While we have pretty good drainage around our house, when I was walking in the backyard yard the other day my shoes were squishing. It was like walking on a sponge and the sponge is not able to take on very much more water.
2. Bugs. The bugs are out of control. Especially mosquitoes. The poor dogs and kids are swarmed with these pesky flying insects when they step outside. Who wants to go outside and be swarmed by bugs?
3. My garden. My garden is doing wonderful and I will have a full a report with pictures coming soon but I’m seriously concerned that one day it will float away, or even rot away from all this rain.
4. Poop. There has been so much rain it’s hard for me to determine if my dogs have diarrhea or if the rain has just made it look like soup. Considering they are acting fine I’m blaming it on the rain. Gross. Instead of a pooper scooper I need a pooper suction.
5. Humidity. The air is hot and heavy and not safe for the dogs to be out in. They don’t even want to be out in it to be honest but I feel super bad that we haven’t gone for a walk in several days.
6. Thunderstorms. We’ve had them almost everyday for 16 days and I actually think Sherman has become use to them, but they still make me feel uneasy. They pop up out of nowhere. One minute it’s sunny and the next it’s dark and my WeatherBug app is sending me alerts like crazy. Yesterday I had 7 alerts on my phone and they just kept piling them on.
7. Mud. Of course with 16 days of rain there will be mud. I’ve given up on washing my floors. What’s the point? Mud is in.
8. Mushrooms. All the moisture and heat has created a perfect environment for colorful red and orange mushrooms to sprout in my backyard. I don’t know if they’re the poisonous kind of mushrooms or not but I’m messing around with them.
9. Dying of boredom, lack of vitamin D and lack of sunshine. The kids are dying of boredom. I am lacking vitamin D. I need sun. My flowers and vegetables need sun. We are all going to all die and rot without it.
The weather people have reported that relief is on the way and the sun should shine without any interference from rain for at least the next 5 days.
I’m cautiously optimistic.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go suction the dog poop out of my over saturated backyard.