As a boy, the rain drove me batty.
I grew up in the dank, damp and sometimes dreary Pacific Northwest, where it rains three or four days before you ever notice it.
Now that I’m older and now that my wife, one of our sons and I live in this so-called semi-arid region I refer to as the Texas Tundra, you won’t hear me complain about the rain we’ve been getting of late.
More of it is falling tonight. Even more of it is expected through Friday and perhaps over the weekend.
You won’t hear me gripe. Nope. Not me.
I know the sun will return in due course, just as I (more or less) knew we’d get the rain we’ve all sought through prayer.
These things run in cycles.
Our playas are full. McDonald Lake — which is just about a mile north of us on Coulter, is practically overflowing. I saw some video of fish that had ended up on the street next to the lake. Now that’s weird.
The closest thing to a gripe I’ve heard has come from cotton farmers who need to start planting their crops, but cannot do it because the ground is too wet.
Be patient, folks. The sun will return.
Oh, and the drought? It’s still with us.
I’ll guess that Amarillo’s daily water use gauge is down … considerably. That, too, is a good thing.