I believe I mentioned the rain last week. We had several days of it in fact. My boss even mentioned that I lit up by the rain, mostly it was just nice to have some variety in the weather. It did make for more work however. Leaking roofs, windows, flooding warehouses it was a busy week. The weather coupled with what seemed like an exorbitant amount of clogged toilets.
We were short-staffed because of illness, extra work because of leaking roofs and multiple toilets in multiple sites. Two in one building took nearly 90 minutes to clear because of the amount of paper towels someone flushed. WHY? Why do people think paper towels are okay to flush. In fact another building we are now budgeting air dryers instead of towels because of the amount of paper towels that end up in the toilet. I have even put up signs in English, Spanish and Chinese and still people flush them.
The rain is expected to return this week, not as much and not for as many days but it is encouraging. It would have to rain like this week for the next year to counter the drought we are in.
The rain not only increases my work at work, but at home. When absolutely zero water hits an area for months at a time the weeds do not grow. But with just a little moisture the seeds sitting and waiting spring up. The tenacity and survivability are actually quite amazing. Like my mood the weeds were nourished and right out the gravel that has been down for months and under the tree in the front yard there are weeds are springing up everywhere. I’m sure there is a lesson here in proper hydration or a lesson in patience.
Since we didn’t pull any of these barely starting weeds this weekend and we are expecting rain on Wednesday I am sure by next weekend they will be full-fledged weeds everywhere. But whats a little more weeding when we need so much more rain.