Friday, June 28, 2013

Did We Leave The Windows Open?

Summer thunderstorms used to be a common occurence in Colorado Springs.  I remember looking forward to the 30-45 minute long torrential downpour that would happen almost every afternoon.  The rain would cool the temperature down, while watering everything nicely.  Then the sun would be back out in full power, drying most things off in a short period of time.

The last several years have been much, much drier.
Rains have come very infrequently, and when they do come, they often don't drop much moisture.  This is an issue for many reasons, the least important of which is my topic for today's post.

When rain is highly probable over several days, you just get in a natural tendency to close all the windows to your home if you're going to be away for a few hours.  BUT ... when the chances of rain seem very unlikely, especially over several dry weeks, it can be easy to forget to close those same windows.

While at some friends' house to play some games and hang out, a storm came blowing in very quickly.  After the winds picked up and the kids came inside, the rain began to fall.  It was a good 20 minutes before my wife turned to me in a panic and asked "Did we leave the windows open?!"  Long story short, we could not confirm that we had closed the windows so I made a frantic drive back to our house (5 minutes away) and ran through the house closing windows and using towels to mop up LOTS of water that had soaked the floor and walls.

Sigh.  Good times.

Song Of The Day:
Inspired by the group named Wet Wet Wet (get it?!  because of the rain?!  Ha!), here is their biggest hit "Love Is All Around" to keep with some recent old school songs of the day.  Good tune!


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