Sunday, January 27, 2008

Not Just Another Sunday

For the past week, we've been having the biggest rainstorm to hit the California Central Coast in a long time. Slightly less than 6 inches has fallen since last Sunday, which is about half of our average yearly total.

In other words, we got a lot of rain. More than we're used to, anyway.

Our backyard flooded, but you really can't see it in this photo. But it is a nice photo of my backyard, nonetheless.



Saturday night, we had winds gusting up to 40+ mph. If you look closely, you can see that the chairs got blown away from the table.

I know that this is not exciting to those of you who are used to hurricanes and tornadoes, but to us California weather wimps, it's front page news. So please let us have our big deal, and don't tease. Thank you.

This morning, I opened my door and found an unusual visitor:



We don't live anywhere near where tumbleweeds normally tumble, so I have no idea how this guy got here.

Too bad he didn't bring the newspaper in with him. Would have saved me a trip out in the rain.

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On the bright side, I participated in my first Scanfest this afternoon. I (virtually) met some terrific people from around the U.S., and I'll admit that I did a lot more chatting than I did scanning, but I got more accomplished than I would have if left to my own devices.

The event was graciously hosted by Miriam of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors; you can read about our get-together here.

I'm hoping to attend the next Scanfest on February 24, 2008, so I can get that album back to my cousin some time this year. Dig out your box of photos-to-be-scanned and join us, if you can!

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2 comments:

Apple said...

I always get more done during scanfest than I would on a typical Sunday and having fun is great too!

You have lovely green grass. *sigh* I'll see mine again in March or April. I'm sorry you got so much rain so fast.

Miriam said...

We loved having you at Scanfest! Thanks for getting the word out to your readers! You don't have to have a blog or be interested in family history to join us at Scanfest...all you have to do is want to preserve your photos and documents. For more details, go here.