Glug glug....we got rain finally. It is like this all the time. We have drought and we have all prayed for rain, and some get out their rain sticks, etc. and finally God hears our prayers all at once and sends a gully washer to us. Our backyard was a small lake this morning. It rained from about 5pm last night until about 10am this morning. We are still in a drought and have a flash flood warning today. The usual places have flooded and there are cars in the flood waters. When my husband was still working there was/is an area that floods behind the building. It is very hazardous and one year a woman was washed from her car and has never been found. So, the slogan of "Turn Around-Don't Drown" is true.
Have you ever noticed how the rain comes in a deluge when it finally comes? I don't know if it is just a normal re-establishment of the norm, but it is odd to me. It is wonderful, but sort of odd.
Got my eyes checked yesterday and have found a competent ophthalmologist finally, I think. I take plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis and it can cause some very serious side effects in eyes. He gave me a couple of things to "tape on your refrigerator" and I was instructed to check my eyes each morning. He calmed my anxiety about the drug and he has studied the patients who take it for over 30 years. That was a relief. I'll go back to pick out new frames next week. My eyes were dilated and it was not the right time for eyeglass shopping. I couldn't see anything and the rain was starting.
Last night's rain had constant rolling thunder in it for a very long time. My husband and I don't remember ever hearing it thunder just like it did last night. He and I just looked at each other when we were leaving the doc's office. I hate having to get new glasses, but it is a part of living. I love seeing and people watching and reading very much.