Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rain, rain, and more rain...

It's been raining all day. And, boy - do we need it here in Southern California. I think the Bear Creek fire station can now finally change its Smoky the Bear sign on Clinton Keith Road from "High" fire danger to "Low."

It's 4:30pm right now and it's coming down in buckets. Since the house is upslope, we're not worried about flooding, but the water is carving out gullies along the driveway and adjacent hill.

Of course, I had to pick today to go down to Lowe's in Murrieta earlier this morning to get our Christmas tree. We got a 6-7' Douglas Fir, which we have sitting upright in the tree stand in the garage so it can dry out before we haul it into the living room. Unfortunately, Hana did a VERY BAD thing whilst the tree was aerating. She apparently noticed it in the garage on her way out to the dog run and decided to PEE PEE on it!! What a BAAAADDDD girl!!!!! You'd think that a girl dog would not do such a thing, but this one must be gender conflicted because she has no qualms about lifting her leg to mark her turf. Now I've got to bleach the base of the tree stand to ensure she doesn't do it again once the tree is in the house.

Neighbor's horses don't seem to mind the rain.

Water pooling around the driveway in front of the garage.

Water streaming down the slope towards the bottom of our driveway.

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