Saturday, January 28, 2006

I woke up this morning to something I had not heard in quite a while, the sound of thunder and lightning! We had some much needed rain fall last night, and it continues to drizzle outside. This would stop our drought, but it's a great start. It's even nice and humid outside! For once it's a low fire danger.

Friday, January 27, 2006

I'm going back to Puerto Rico! I got the call this week that they need munitions workers to support the C-130 operations down there, and I'm willing to serve my country in this fashion. It also means sitting on the beach with the computer and a pina colada by my side. Such is the sacrifice of military service!

I'll be in San Juan for two weeks. The perdiem I'll make down there will give the 'ol bank account some much needed breathing room.

Here's something we haven't seen in a while, a decent chance for rain! The front that moved through Oklahoma this last Sunday missed Oklahoma City, but tonight we might finally get some good soaking rain. It's so dry around here that the grass crunches when you walk on it. I can also see the path of the wheels on the trash can in the grass from when I took it to the curb two weeks ago.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

We almost had our first decent rainfall here in Oklahoma City since June, but the storm has missed us! North of the city is getting rain, and south of the metro is getting a LOT of rain, but not here in the metro.

The nice thing is that the humidity level is up, so everything doesn't feel so tinder box dry. In fact we had our first frost on the windows yesterday in months!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Today was the first day in quite a while we've had some actual humidity! When I left the house this morning I was amazed to actually feel the damp air, and it was great. The fire danger here is incredible, and I've seen the burned acres all over the state. We really need the rain, and soon.