There was a song that went "It never rains in California..."
Sometimes it seems true. For us, here in the Santa Cruz Mountains just south of San Francisco, it doesn't rain from late May or early June, to October. Then it will rain on and off until spring comes again.
I get pretty used to clear weather, and don't think about working around rain until it starts.
On Tuesday I started the huge deck rail sanding project mentioned in my last post. I stopped work when the clouds started building up and the wind blew cold.
It didn't start to rain until late that night. Wednesday was pretty dry, and I was again able to work in the afternoon for a while until it started to thunder quite loudly. We rarely get thunder storms, so it was a bit unnerving.
Today is Thursday. It rained quite hard in the night and everything is very wet outside. No sanding today.
As luck would have it, I got an order for a Large Moose yesterday, so I worked on him today. The animal head business has been dreadfully slow all summer. I have had several international orders, but when I send the customer a shipping estimate they have backed off. Oh well, I feel like I had a very good run with it, and it might be time to hang up the old glue gun and retire.
Well, I'll make the moose first. It will buy a tank of fuel if we hurry up and fill up before the prices rise much more!
Craig did find and buy a larger belt sander, but he too must wait for things to dry out again. He happily took the day off today to listen to the baseball games.
Rain is good. It means the end of the wildfire season for another year, and when you live in the forest that is a relief.
Do you like the fall change of weather where you are?