This afternoon we went for our usual walk. It had rained an inch over night, but while we were out taking care of other business this morning, the sky cleared to blue for a while. Back home, after lunch, we set out, me without any rain gear, because, well, the rain was done. Right?
We got caught in a fast moving squall and here I am, one big drip.
I told Tom to get the camera, because I was over due for a blog post, and I might as well laugh and go with this.
Then, since I was already wet, I put on a dry yard jacket and went out into the garden to pick some material for a new kitchen table bouquet.
Making arrangements out of material from our yard is something I love to do. It consumes all of my attention for a while and takes my mind off of other things. That's good right now.
This morning I got some grocery shopping done, and then we set off to the light rail station for a trip to Capitol Hill to the Group Health Medical Center. It has been six months since I got my hearing aids and it was time for a check up to see that everything was still working well.
Since we live near the two Link light rail stations, we really like using that form of public transportation to go into the city. The freeways are always slow and the timing unpredictable. Of course the rail is not all that fast. We found parking on the top floor of the parking garage at the new Angle Lake station, waited for the next train, rode about 45 minutes into and through the city, then had a six block walk uphill to the medical center. But it was easy, cheap with our senior discount, and stress free, except for the political articles we were reading on our phones on the way. It took about three hours for a 15 minute appointment, but we were OK with that.
Six months into having enhanced hearing with my hearing aids, I am used to them and they do help at certain times of my day. If I am out walking and then working in the yard, I don't put them in until late afternoon, but I wear them in the evenings for listening to the news and watching TV. I wear them whenever I go any where. I usually forget I am wearing them. They do still have a sort of metallic, rattly sound to then in certain environments, and even though they are tied to my iPhone, the sound quality for listening to iTunes is bad. I use my iPod instead for music. If someone asks me if I like them, I say I don't really LIKE them, but I use them. Tom says they make a big difference.
Now it is 5:15, and as I turn my head to look out the upstairs window, all I see is blackness. It's time to go downstairs, close the blinds, make some dinner and settle in. The dark season is upon us.
I'll keep looking for reasons to laugh. I'll need to, because the rain must fall.