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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    It Rained!

    First measurable rain we're had since the end of May. Thunder and lightening too. It was great to see things perking up this morning.

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    I know!!! We had 2"...only problem was that it came down so hard that most of it probably rolled right off instead of sinking in.
    The dog had a bad night with all the thunder and lightning...she barked at the sky a couple of times.
    I have pulled a whole lot of weeds this morning...wet ground makes them come out with roots.
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    Good for you!!! We need it here too in SE Ia, but I'm glad somebody got some....and without any wind or hale damage.

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    Still nothing here in the central part of Illinois.

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    We had some awesome rain, thunder, and lightning.. I was in the office, and I'm sure the dog was having issues..

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    Finally got rain in central Texas....lots of it. So good to see everything green-ing up again. It did rain hard, thunderstorms and fabulous lightning shows! Finally started comin' down in a nice steady drizzle so it could soak into everything really good. Thank you LORD.

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    Send it our way. New England needs it bad!
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    Lucky you!!!! We got a few inches lately too but we could still use a lot more here in Eastern New York.
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    I'm from NW Illinois and we got in on the same rain...lots of lightning and thunder here, too!

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    We got some, too... not enough to make a different -- just enough to make it more humid. I have my sprinkler on right now, tho I think it may be too late to salvage much.
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    We had a quarter inch last night, but just south of us they had over an inch and some places had hail. I think the whole nation needs rain and hope it comes soon for everone. We may get more rain next week, sure hope so.

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    Us too Thank GOD-rained off and on for over an hour in various parts of town-so desperately needed everywhere

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    We have had some rain. - but everywhere in Texas needs it-
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    Got rain here too. It was a nice change of pace, to bad it's going to get hot again by the weekend.

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    We've been fortunate with rain, but it's so hot and humid! I'm ready for winter!
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    WHAT IS RAIN ?????? West of Des Moines has had several rains--east side of town hasn't had a drop. Our air conditioner quit yesterday in the 102 degree heat so we pulled all the curtains and turned on fans trying to contain the cool air. Repairman was here this noon and got it going again. Had talked to him this spring about replacing the 26 yr old furnace and air this fall so he didn't even charge to fix it today--how great is that !!!! My HERO!!

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    We need some sunshine. Some crops are turning yellow. We just cut the grass in our yard with haying equipment because it has been too wet to use our riding mower.

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    We received two tenths of an inch. The crops are going to be really bad this year without rain.

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    The next day after I watered the bushes and some of the yard, we enter a rainy period. Today around the Jackson, MS area, we had 2 1/2 inches of rain. It has been raining off and on all week and 70% chance for tomorrow and 50% chance for Saturday. I was happy to see it. August around here is usually dry so maybe we have enough to get the bushes and trees through until the rains comes again. I hope the rest of the country gets some soon.

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    We finally got rain today too! It rained almost all day!!! It was such a wonderful thing to see and it broke our 23 day record of over 90 degree days (with the majority of the days in the triple digits). I enjoyed the mid 70's today very much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    I know!!! We had 2"...only problem was that it came down so hard that most of it probably rolled right off instead of sinking in.
    The dog had a bad night with all the thunder and lightning...she barked at the sky a couple of times.
    I have pulled a whole lot of weeds this morning...wet ground makes them come out with roots.
    Bella had a bad night a couple of days ago. She is such a good dog, we couldn't get made at her. Even when she tore the insulation off the water pipes in the shop and ate the pipe warmer too.

    Tonight we put her in the garage, at least she didn't eat my truck...lol
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    Rain here too! Raining again this morning. Yeah!!!!!
    Happy Quilting.

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    Hallelujah! Wasn't it great?? I live in Wisconsin too
    Happy Stitching! Kim

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    Just wondering, all you quilters with animals that don't like storms, have you tried those security vests for the dogs?
    Think that is what they are called. A snug vest or some sort that makes them feel more secure. We don't have that problem so don't know how they work. We are more feline infested, one canine, the noise and lightening does drive a couple of the cats into hiding if they aren't kenneled ahead of time.

    And as always, if you get animals for quilting buddies and not breeding, please spay or neuter the animal to help cut down on the needless waste of life at the pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JabezRose View Post
    Just wondering, all you quilters with animals that don't like storms, have you tried those security vests for the dogs?
    Think that is what they are called. A snug vest or some sort that makes them feel more secure. We don't have that problem so don't know how they work. We are more feline infested, one canine, the noise and lightening does drive a couple of the cats into hiding if they aren't kenneled ahead of time.

    And as always, if you get animals for quilting buddies and not breeding, please spay or neuter the animal to help cut down on the needless waste of life at the pounds.
    They are called "Thunder shirt" of all things...hehe.
    Our Bella would probably eat that too. She seems to do better in the garage where there are no windows. We have a night light in there and a fan to keep her cool. It also seems to drown out the thunder noise.
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