Sunday, November 04, 2007

We need the rain...

Australia has been in drought for so long that it is considered blasphemous to complain about any wet weather, no matter how much it inconveniences one.

So I am very virtuously uttering the new motto for Australia in the 21st century "We need the rain..." and uttering the prayer embraced even by atheists "Please God let it be falling on the farms and dams and not just me" and wondering if J & I should be taking responsibility for the current break in dry weather which coincided with us ripping up the old carpet and sanding the floorboards. We can't start to apply the varnish until we have a dry day.

And it would be positively unAustralian to wish for one of those right now.


Beth said...

Oh yeah - it's completely your fault. Also - leaving the house without an umbrella in hand, washing your car. We had so little rain all through summer that everything started going dormant. Then we got a nice week of rain in October and now things are trying to bloom like it's spring. (which is months away here...)

Taphophile said...

Completely un-Australian ;). I may have something to do with it, too. 3 king size doona covers and 1 king size doona on the line. I like to think a rain water rinse is good for them.