Friday, September 30, 2011

6 1/2 Months of Rain in One Month

4.5" more rain from 9/23 to 9/29.
From Friday Sept. 23 through the morning of Thursday, Sept. 29th (by 7am EDT) we received another MONTH'S WORTH of rain. We received 4 1/2 inches in 6 days.
Our massive rainfall started in late August with Hurricane Irene. Our backyard rain gauge recorded 5.5" of rain from the hurricane. Tropical Storm Lee merged with a low pressure area over the Ohio Valley, that stuck around - much like this week's system. Lee brought us 11.5" of rain. That's 17 inches in 2 weeks. In the 2 weeks following, heavy thunderstorms dropped 5 more inches of rain on us, totaling 22"! Now, since last Friday we add another 4.5" to get a total of 26.5" in ONE MONTH. The average rainfall per month is 4 inches.
 In one month, we've received 6 1/2 months of rainfall. No wonder there are mushrooms growing all over the place

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next