Stormy weather is forecast for yet another night. I hope the prediction isn’t accurate for a number of reasons. The primary one is that the ground is saturated. The bean and corn fields near our farm have water standing in the rows and the wheat has lodged in some spots.
I also hope it doesn’t rain for more selfish reasons: 1) I’m tired of being surrounded by mosquito-breeding ponds and want the water to dry up so me and my family can be outside witthout being attacked and bitten. 2.) I want to get a good night’s sleep. The crash of thunder and the sound of sheets of rain hitting the window awakened me at 3 a.m. today, and after I got up to make sure all of the windows were closed, I had trouble going back to sleep. 3.) I’d like to get the lawn mowed before it gets tall enough to bale. Although it’s only been a week since we last mowed, the lawn has grown several inches. It really should be mowed twice a week, but even if we had time to do that, we wouldn’t have been able to this week because it didn’t stop raining long enough. 4.) I want the basement floor to stay dry so I can wash clothes without sloshing through water.
Today I’m feeling the effect of lack of sleep. A quiet night and sunny Saturday would be the perfect remedy for that.