It has been a week of us adjusting to life over on the other side of the country, and we are almost unpacked! We only found the dowels that hold up the shelves in our bookcase today, so that was a big roadblock. I think it is time for us to share with you a few observations so far. Here is the first one:
Although it supposedly rains here all the time* the Pacific Northwest apparently FLIPS OUT when a thunderstorm is coming. This comes from reading my phone’s weather alert today (aside from the alert the weather looks beautiful, by the way). Here is an excerpt:
- THERE WILL LIKELY BE ABUNDANT DANGEROUS AND DEADLY LIGHTNING WITH THESE STORMS AGAIN. EXPECT MORE AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AMOUNTS IN THE 0.5 INCH TO 1 INCH RANGE…EXPECT TO TAKE COVER SHOULD THREATENING WEATHER APPROACH YOUR LOCATION TODAY. BE SURE TO SEEK HIGHER GROUND SHOULD HEAVY RAIN OCCUR NEAR YOUR AREA.
It may be hard to spot among all the SEVERE WEATHER ALERT CAPS, but we are expecting ALMOST AN INCH OF RAIN MAYBE. It’s like the Pacific Northwest is used to constant wet mist, but as soon as that wet hits the ground YOU BETTER FIND HIGHER GROUND. Come on! Golf weather! Bocce weather! Our first task as ambassadors from the northeast is to help the northwest get a grip.
*Still no evidence of this aside from a five-minute sprinkle the other morning**, and Trevor didn’t even believe me until our downstairs neighbor Auma confirmed later on. The weather has been perfect, and I suppose we should soak it all in now before it starts raining in September and doesn’t stop for 9 months.
**And the ten-minute sprinkle the above alert was warning us about so passionately.