Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Oh, the irony.

It slays me, it really does. I finally bought two sprinklers for my lawn -- at HEB. HEB??? Yes, that's right -- none at Target, a bunch at HEB. So there you go. But that's not the greatest part.

The best part is that when I got home today, I actually put the sprinklers in the yard and turned the water on. I set the timer for one hour. I felt a great sense of relief, finally giving my lawn the lifeblood it so badly needed. I could almost see the parched earth slurping at the water. In my head, I could picture the lizard and frog ho-down that would occur later, when they discovered the bounty I had bestowed upon them. I was feeling smug. I admit it. But nature had the last laugh. Because for the first time in a couple of months, as soon as the one-hour timer went off and I went out to turn off the water, I realized I was getting wet -- because it was RAINING.

HA HA. Very funny. THIS is why I hate yard work. That and the f-ing fire ants.

3 comments:

Babs said...

dude, you are SO lucky... there was no rain in my part of town! (and I haven't had you know what in over 2 years either) SIGH.

Crazy MomCat said...

Our weather was so freaky here. The winds blew and the weather was all tornado-inducing. (I know...believe me I grew up in tornado alley!) We had all this lightening and thunder and we were all doing the happy rain dance because our landscaping has not been rained on since we planted it. Then, we hear heavy rain, almost sleet like sounding, for like 5 minutes. Then it was gone.

My crepe myrtles seem distraught and sad, like they've been used and left behind like cheap floral floosies. Damn weather!!!

Dipu said...

Rain? RAIN? You got RAIN?!?!?!

I have heard legends of such things, many moons ago, of when water falls from the sky. Please, One Who Lives South, what is this "rain" like? Is it wet?