|SNOW!!! OK, OK, it's actually residual sleet and small hail fro an hour before. Had ya going didn't I???|
|And it was really foggy through the canyon as I left work. All that melting ice and the relatively warm air caused it.|
|"Relative warmth" is this .... 55°. It isn't warm, but just enough to melt the ice. And relatively cold, because this is August 4th, for goodness sake!!|
There was an incredible deluge in Ruidoso around noon to 1:00. I'm telling you it was coming down in buckets! In fact, a couple buckets slipped through and fell in the parking lot! LOL! Then it started sleeting. Then it started hailing (bean size). Then it rained some more. It was incredible!
I left about 2:30, and my truck was amazingly clean from the rain! I love natural carwashes! I ran by my house before going to my unpaid gig at the thrift shop, so I could check on The Kids. It had rained here, but not so hard, obviously. There was about 1/4 inch in the gauge, and the ground was nicely wet without puddles or running arroyos. I had left the windows up just a couple inches, and it didn't seem to have rained in, happily for me!
Driving the two miles on my dirt road and back again, then the 8 miles of dirt road to Capitan and back again, left my truck looking like I've been out "mudding"!!! Sigh. I wish I had taken a picture of it, but I didn't think of it till just now. Well, maybe it will rain again tonight or tomorrow and leave it shiny again. Let's hope!!
I heard from my daughter today after the mediation. It went pretty well. She will be alright. Not a lot of surplus money, of course, but it is going to be sufficient to gt by without terrible scrimping. That's a relief, and it is a relief that it is over. Since they reached a settlement, she doesn't have to endure waiting till January for a trial, or going through the trial, either. The papers will be filed and finalized soon, probably within a couple weeks. I know she is sad about the real end of the marriage, but she is also relieved to have it over, and I hope she will sleep well tonight. Onward and upward!
My stepdaughter is doing well. The word on the biopsies won't be for a while, but it looks good. She is up and walking a little now, a good sign. My reports on her progress are, uhmmm, well, less than full of information because her daughters, my granddaughters are somewhat not good reporters! Gah! I'll be glad when I can talk to her!
This has been a tough week for me. Worrying about my girls and a couple personal worries have just kept me off kilter. Nothing is serious at this point, but it has just been stressful. I'm very glad it is nearly over. I had wanted to do an art reception this evening, but didn't make it away from the thrift shop in time. Not a big deal. I'm looking forward to the weekend to get some rest and do some housecleaning, a badly neglected item in my house of late!
For the record, I think I'm going dancing tomorrow night. That's always subject to change, of course!