It’s been rainy, with thunderstorms, since Thursday of last week here. Even after living in places that get rainfall and thunderstorms on a pretty regular basis (OH, MD, and VA) for the past 14 years, I’m still not completely adjusted to it.
For instance, last night we had 13.97 cm (5.5 inches) of rain. That’s somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 the average annual precipitation for my hometown; most of that is winter snowfall!
The real problem I’m having with the rain the past week, though, is power outages. There have only been two, but they were 7.5 and 6.5 hours long. The first happened when the temp was over 80F at 11:45 pm, the second last night at about 7:40 pm. The discomfort from lack of A/C (and unwillingness to open windows during thunderstorm) was just enough to be irritating. What made it worse? In both cases, our neighbors behind us and two streets in front of us had power.
The storm that caused the first outage passed relatively quickly, so we did get to open the windows and let some air circulate… We also were serenaded by the hum of our neighbors functioning air conditioning….