Rain

A major thunder storm hit Denver this afternoon. It was so powerful it knocked out electricity to our block. Xcel Energy couldn’t figure out how it only took out our block but eventually found a¬†transformer in the alley behind our house that had been impacted and fixed it. Nice not having to water manually!

Rain

Good thing I skipped watering this morning. We got a lot of rain this afternoon. When I started my drive home from Castle Rock it started hailing and was nearly a whiteout. Denver didn’t get nearly as severe weather but it was certainly raining at home so the yard was given a drink.

Rain

As I left the office this evening it started raining. As I began the drive up over the mountain pass back toward Denver it started hailing. It was incredibly loud and very difficult to see. It appears as though it didn’t hail at home, however, so our flowers are safe. It did start to rain shortly after I arrived home. Guess I was wrong about the unreliable nature of this morning’s weather report. Question remains if there will be enough moisture from this evening’s brief rain to mean no need to water tomorrow morning. I may risk it and skip the morning drink.

Watering

When I got up this morning I did the morning watering. When I first turned on the hose the sprinkler didn’t oscillate like it should. I walked over and the mechanism that normally causes it to move was disconnected. It may be nearing it’s end. Ug. It also looks like we need taller stakes for the roses and it looks like the tiger-eye that Kelli and Will planted is starting to open up. The weather report predicts heat again but also a possibility of a thunderstorm this afternoon or evening. I’m not holding my breath. I do wonder if it’s too late to plant herbs. Probably but if not perhaps I’ll indulge this weekend. We’ll see how my energy level holds up.