We planned to walk in between the rain and got caught smack dab in the middle of a thunder and lightning storm.
The torrents of rain came down so fast we had nowhere to take shelter and we stood under the canopy of trees hoping not to get the full force of the storm.
I was worried about lightning strikes though and suggested maybe we make a dash for home...
which we did but it took us about 30 minutes to return.
We got totally soaked right through our coats, shoes, and socks.
Walking with a squeaky squish squish sound on each step.
We were complaining to each other loudly and laughing rather hysterically at how wet we were...
and it was of some comfort that we were not the only fools out in the path of the storm.
Think of two people jumping into a pool with all their clothes on and you'll get the idea of our dampened state!
This is how I looked before I left...
my Mondetta jacket was layered underneath my "water resistant" jacket with a tee underneath
Gap jeans rolled up twice with Lands" End trail shoes and padded cotton Hanes sports socks.
My hair was presentable before the deluge...
This stone sits in the Humble Bungalow garden.
Boot weather is a' comin...
my Sperry boots are ready by the door.
~ I'm so grateful for ~
soap and hot running water.
fluffy white towels
No music will be playing for awhile...
One of the cats has been very naughty and chewed through several of the wires of the cord to the plug.
We think it was Pepper as she likes to bite on cords and yarn...
several years ago
she pulled on her stitches after her spay surgery
I stayed awake two nights with her trying to keep the cat "cone" on her head so she would be safe.
She looks quite innocent here...
appearances can be deceiving.
My radio is on most of the day tuned to the CBC but all is quiet and will be until my new adaptor arrives.
I've got my eyes on a pair of red shoes for the fall...
I am going to be very very frugal and buy very little so that the Paris account will be growing and ready for next Spring.
I find it much easier to save when I have a tangible goal...
these would be fun to wear on the streets of Paris with a pretty scarf knotted at my neck.
What is on your list of things to buy for the fall?