Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cleaning in the rain

We've had some abnormally wet weather for Colorado. Yesterday it rained literally all day. We do get days like that periodically, though only maybe once or twice a year.

What is really strange is that it rained all morning today, too. When we do periods of constant rain, it usually doesn't last beyond the day, so more of the same today was certainly very strange.

It was raining a lot, too — not just sprinkling or drizzling, but really coming down. Usually I don't mind the rain — it reminds me of the East Coast, where my mom's side of the family lives. I normally would have spent yesterday cuddled up on the couch in a blanket, reading and working on client projects.

As it is, though, I now have responsibilities at the barn that need to be taken care of, quite literally, rain or shine. I consulted with the manager and we decided not to turn out the horses, but of course their stalls still needed to be cleaned. So I spent a portion of my afternoon shoveling heavy, soggy manure and pushing it around in a wheelbarrow with a steadily deflating tire.

Not my idea of fun, I'm afraid.

Fortunately, today the sun came out for a little while in the afternoon, which sparked all kinds of fun. I'll blog about that in a little bit!



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