California’s severe drought lasted about 5 years. In 2015, the state was the driest it had ever been in 500 years.
There was a total of 38 inches of rain in those five years combined. That is an average of a little more than 6 inches
a year. The average yearly rainfall should be 23 inches. As you can see, we had a problem.
This year we have been blessed with lots and lots and lots of rain. The snow packs are 170% of normal. Dams are threatening to break because of the excess water in the reservoirs. Yesterday we had two inches of rain in one day!!!!
Remember, this is Southern California and it doesn’t rain in Southern California. Well, it did this year!
RE-LEARN NEW SKILL
We have not used umbrellas in six years. We have forgotten how to open them. Some children probably have never seen one.
Yes, we need to re-learn how to open the umbrella. It took some time. I knew there was supposed to be a button somewhere to open it, but I had to turn the umbrella around twice to find it.
Ok, it opens easily.
But, how do I close it? Wait, it takes more pressure to close it than I remembered. I drag it into Continue reading