Meanwhile the USPS comes through!
02.07.2010 84 °F
You might remember the story I posted about the package that made it from Troutdale to Austin and back to Troutdale in just five days... Why it was returned to sender remains a mystery as it arrived today and the address was completely correct. Very odd. I will have to visit the Troutdale, Oregon, post office and thank Dave for being so helpful from 1800 miles away and his resending that package. So, despite a little glitch in the system, the USPS did deliver...
...however, this rain could have stopped them. Hurricane Alex started a wave of tropical moisture pouring into Central Texas, and it has not stopped. Today we had a tremendous downpour -- one of the hardest I've ever seen. Water, water everywhere.
I hear it's raining back home in the Portland area today as well. The big difference is the temperature. People here are still swimming, biking, and running since it's still in the 80s with all this rain falling. Today I saw some guys skimboarding in a local park; everything was as if it were sunny: wearing only boardshorts and running around with skimboards, but instead of the river or lake, there were skimming across the grass. My sister and I still ate outside (under cover, of course) and it was quite fun to watch the pedestrians dashing from stores to their cars. When we walked the streets, had this great domed clear umbrellas which kept us high and dry while still allowing perfect vision.
Weedy is doing fine in his new environment. Chirping, whistling and attempting to fly. Neeko, Jakob, Ella and Lance are all doing what they do.
We are planning to have guest tomorrow for the fireworks they shoot off from Barton Creek Country Club (right across the street). This is my nephew's friend Grant's family. Grant's mom is a teacher, so we'll be able to share more stories and continue our discussion from last year. And I know this rainy weather will scoot out of here soon and those 95° days will return.