Yeah and the north part of NM expected to get up to 5 plus inches this week. Lightning strikes around the Black fire are being watched. Several started yesterday and are on wet ground. Good.Wonderful news Hank. Too bad the forest service started that big fire. Things would have looked much better without that fire, now that you’re getting this rain.
We got over 2" of rain and a lot of it fell very quickly. Our street was a river with water halfway up our front yard. The people up the street are missing a few railroad ties from their yard after they got washed a few blocks down the street by me. Even after the downpour, we had a nice soaking rain that went on for a few hours.Flooded in Roswell yesterday.
@hank4elk ”where all these women live?”So I made a run for the border, AZ. Trip to the store,4th weekend. Play dodge storm and get home. Plan.
Stop and order a tank of propane & pay. Hope they can get in when they show.
Get some cash out of teller. Go to fill up truck.
I feel lighter already.
Head west and I run into a stranger. Traffic. Who are these people and what are they doing here? Oh, and a repave project on way. Black sky over the White Mtns. Still dry by the border.
Get to supermarket and the lot is packed. Place is empty usually. Damn who are these people?
Have not been in a market this crowded in years. Dodge cart is the game and get in and out . Grab 2 maple bars and slip in for the avos and garlic. Slide through the cheese selections , to the aluminum pans, coffee.
Where do these women live I ask myself in the checkout line? Load the cooler and the cab with big drops falling.
Rio is staring at the dog in the truck next to us ,silent. Odd, he always barks at strangers. I drop the cart in the slot and get in the cab. Get a jerky out for Rio and there is a knock on my window...that blonde in line.
I lower the window and she says, "I saw you left your garlic & doughnuts in your cart and knew they were important", in a British accent. 60's ,looks a good 50. I thank her and wonder if she caught me in the store, staring. LOL WOW.
Good downpour as I leave AZ. Traffic and the flagman don't deter me. Stop for a Rio break and head to the Pie-O-neer. Pie. A 4th must.
Place is hopping and it's only noon. Who are these people? Standing in line eyeballing the selection. Sarah comes out with a order for a table and gives me a howdy hug.
While I get my order in with Linda, a slice of very,very berry crumb, Blueberry Lemon custard, and a 6" Lemon merainge, I hear a British accent say "I called in a pie order, from Heber." The blonde.
I get my pies and drop a $20 in the tip jar. Sarah comes over and opens the door for me and says, "Now that is a woman who deserves a good man" . I almost trip on my lower lip going out and she says, "I just happen to know a good one. I'll put in a good word".
All smiles thinking about it now. Thunder cracking and getting dark. Raining good now. Pie choices and good neighbors.
Life is good in Pie Town.