Friday, 22 July 2011

Things I Know... and a Flog... The Rain Edition

Joining in with Shae from Yay for Home! as well as Where's my Glow for Flog Ya Blog Friday again this week.

Just because I can...

It looks like a wet weekend in Sydney, so I plan to watch lots of TV and do lots of relaxing with the Workaholic and the boys.   Have a great weekend!

Sydney, where tonight every home has water views.

- It is raining.  A lot.  I did not leave the house yesterday, even to put out the garbage and today I only left to drop the Little Man off at Pre-school.  The boys have loved making up rainy day activities, so much so that the Little Man would have happily had another PJ day today.  I also have a tyre that needs changing, so I am worried about driving in the rain but I really didn't need an excuse to have a guilt free home day or two!
Dining room chair tent was an early arrival yesterday morning.
- There is a river running through my garage and down my driveway which is usual when it rains heavily.  Today however, it appears we have two separate rivers flowing out from under the garage door.  I am too scared to open the door and look in there.  Luckily we cleared out a lot of the collected clutter last weekend.
- The rain has led to my pantry and fridge being severely depleted.  I won't be able to put off shopping for much longer.  Unfortunately, I had planned this shop to be one where I physically go to the supermarket rather than order online.  I did start to order online but there are too many things on my list to trust to the homeshop picker.
- Cardboard Avon Delivery boxes are not rain proof, stoopid delivery man.  I know this and I'm fairly certain anyone with an IQ large enough to drive a delivery van, also knows this.  What's your excuse??  Luckily I didn't order stationery or brochures, so only a couple of sheets of paper were damaged.  But still, how hard is it to ring the doorbell of a house where someone is obviously home?
- The pilot light on the gas heater is not a fan of this crazy rain.  It went out on Wednesday night.  Then again sometime yesterday.  I am unable to get it going again as the rain is bucketing down so hard it just wont light.  I have run out of hot water and am really not sure when it will deign to light again.  The Workaholic keeps texting me to ask if I have it going yet, I have been wet enough today, so I've told him I'm leaving it to him...
- It is the wettest July in 61 years.  That is one really impressive statistic, especially with a bit over a week left of the month.  As of lunchtime today my suburb has had 102mm.  According to the Bureau of Meteorology this rain will continue until Monday.  A wet weekend ahead.
- Rain drops are different shapes depending on their size.  I'm impressed by this factoid, but I don't blame you if aren't!
Diagram showing that very small rain drops are almost spherical in shape. As drops become larger, they become flattened on the bottom, like a hamburger bun. Very large rain drops are split into smaller ones by air resistance which makes them increasingly unstable.
Image Source: wikipedia
- I love the sound of the rain on the corrugated roof of our back deck.  I've always had a soft spot for this sound.  I guess it is probably from spending so much time in a caravan as a child.  It is very soothing and I have no doubt it improves the quality of my sleep.  I am definitely one of those odd people who like rain and even find it relaxing.
- Gum boots always seem to be a silly purchase when I am buying them and it is of course a hot summer day, but I am so glad that I got myself some last year and that I updated the boys to bigger sized ones recently.  The boys got these from and have tall spotty ones from Target.
Fireman GumbootsPirate Gumboots
- I am enjoying the rain.  Are you in Sydney or its surrounds?  How are you finding the rain?


  1. Ooh at all that rain!

    I'm not far from Melbourne and it's a glorious sunny day here today, the first in a while after a spate of freezing cold drizzly type days.

    Loving the indoor tent, we do that stuff a lot here too :)

  2. I'm loving those gum boots! So cute. We have a lovely sunny day here, but it sounds like you're doing an awesome job dealing with the constant rain!

  3. Gosh so much rain!

    My girls always have gumboots handy-mainly because I'm lazy at doing up laces lol

  4. I am stuck on that photo! The boy under the chair looks a spitting image of my son!! Unbelievable!!

  5. Wow it certainly sounds wet, I hope you get some hot water and food soon. Love the photo of the kids under the table. So cute.

  6. Love the gumboots! I saw some gorgeous boots the other day and lusted after them until I saw they wre $89 for the KIDS and $129 for mine. I'll be off to Rivers for ours I think!

  7. It's still raining here too and it doesn't surprise me that it's been an unusually wet July. And I am fascinated that raindrops are all different shapes! Kirsty @ My Home Truths

  8. I'm in Sydney and I'm about to start collecting animals two by two! Biggest upside for me is the kids soccer being called off, but I'm seriously over it now. The gumboots are gorgeous!


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