Friday, April 29, 2011

And so it goes on....The Rain That Is!

Drove ahead of the thickening clouds yesterday for a varsity baseball game at Glandorf, Ohio, home of the Ottawa-Glandorf Sports Complex.  The rain caught up with me as I entered the parking lot of the ball diamond.  It rained steady, but not hard, for about 20 minutes.  Then is stopped at 5pm and with me behind the plate, we got the game in...wet balls, wet grass, and some sticky conditions lasted throughout the 5 inning game, which was won by the powerful visiting team from Napoleon by a 17-1 count.  But at least we got the game in...the first action I had seen in a week.  Drove home in the gloam, with wet roads on the 60 mile trip through Delphos and the back roads to Celina.  It rained again overnight....making it by my count, 13 of 15 days with rain...the rest of today looks dry as does most of tomorrow...but by Sunday, more storms are forecast.  And so it goes....

Tonight I am scheduled to drive south and east, to Indian Lake High School, where a make up game between the host Lakers and league rival Ben Logan is scheduled.  Tomorrow my double header at Spencerville with Delphos St Johns has already been canceled due to league make ups...but I picked up a important NWC game at LCC with Bluffton, the two squads that battled it out for the league title last season...Garry is my partner, and it's his turn at the plate....not sure whom I'm working with tonight at IL.

Mom and Mike arrived back home from Naples yesterday afternoon...I'm heading over there shortly to drop off mail and other items...they managed to survive the storms that plagued the south on their trip home.  As they returned, youngest son Hal and his wife Lisa, are flying off to Daytona Beach, for Hal's college roomie and fellow native Celina residents wedding down there...Hal is either the best man or one of the groomsman.  Hell I don't follow that stuff....I just know he's in the wedding party.

With only one game for tomorrow, maybe I can get some more work on the Buick in...and maybe dig up the mud in anticipation of planting the supply of Sunflowers and other flower seeds....maybe!

Enjoy the Weekend~

back later>>>>

Hopefully the rains will allow me to get a excellent variety of Sunflowers of different types in again this year...last year was successful for not only the Sunflowers, but the others we planted as well...

2 comments:

Deborah Wilson said...

Pat,

It seems that the storms are never going to end. My girlfriend, Susie, who lives in Athens, Tn., just happened to be at work the other night when almost everything in her neighborhood was destroyed. Her daughter, Ashley, is finding all kinds of things from other states, especially Alabama, in her yard...

PRH....... said...

Been one Hell of a Spring Deb....rain here through Wednesday...I believe 25 or 30 days in April had some rain or snow...and May doest't look good for the first 2 weeks, at least...then you know it will get Hot, Humid, and Buggy.... :(