Monday, July 17, 2017

Full On Monsoon Season

Sunday, we did our breakfast at the Desert Diamond  Casino as my grand kids wanted to meet us again. They contacted us and said they couldn't make it as they had there Godson and he wasn't feeling well. Poor little guy. Tracy had her grandson on Friday night and had to take him to urgent care was running a high fever and just wasn't himself at all. Happy to report they are all doing well now. 

After breakfast we went back to Levitz to pick up Tracy's other piece of furniture and  then I dropped her off at home so she could put it together, another job well done.

My daughter Debbie had to make a trip to Yuma, AZ, Sunday, and has never driven that far before. My granddaughter was supposed to go with her but other life things got in the way. So Debbie's son Adam took up the cause and went with her. The trip went well there and back.

Proud of my girls to take on these jobs. I always tried to teach them to be independent and handle things on their own and not depend on others. 

Monsoons, took their time getting here but once they showed up we have been pounded really good every evening and all through the night. Lot of thunder, lightening and hard wind driven rains. It was sad to hear about the 9 people that lost their lives as a huge flood of black water, burned out trees and rock came down the with no warning from a rain storm way past where they were. Most of the victims were related and some  children also were lost.

These storms are severe and can do a lot of damage. I sit higher here so mostly it just runs off down the road to the wash. Today I was going to get a hair cut and do a run to the .99 Store but when I pulled out of the driveway the clouds were already building and very dark and heavy. So I just went to the Neighborhood Grocery store and picked up some veggies to get by today and Tide so I can do some laundry. 

Tonight on the weather they said to expect the storms to come in earlier now as they are coming from the southeast. So I better make sure I get out good and early tomorrow morning.

Good Night All


  1. Having witnessed just the heavy rainfalls and the flash flooding last winter I can Imagine what the Monsoons would bring. It was sad to hear about the nine people swept away by the water.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Getting evening showers here makes the air so fresh!

  3. From what I've heard, the storms have been really wicked this year. So sad about the folks up by Payson. Stay safe.

  4. I rarely think of rain here in Sacramento, but it's so dry that I'm looking forward to it. We probably won't get a drop for several months.

  5. Hi Rick and Kathy,
    I can't remember a summer monsoon like this in many years. Today it was a light rain and some thunder it might rain tonight but so far a quiet day.

    Hi Sondra,

    Lots of rain in lots of places, here it really doesn't do anything but build humidity but at least it isn't over 103 and higher.

    Hi Sandie,

    They sure are. I haven't ventured as far as the Santa Cruz River to see how much water is in there. I might just do that tomorrow after getting a hair cut.

    Hi Gypsy,

    Hope you get some rain there soon it should help cool things down there.

  6. One thing for sure...... when it rains in AZ it pours.

  7. Hi Phyllis,

    The Santa Cruz was all the way up and flowing fast. Lots of areas are flooded. Always thankful I am higher up.