Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Results Are In

Rainfall totals at LMAID World Headquarters came to about 4.25 inches! (Counting last Friday's rain, we got 5 inches exactly for the week.) Contrast that with 5.5 inches in the last four-plus months, and you see why we are all so excited.

The rains didn't solve the drought problem by any means. The lakes are still very low, and the winter is forecast to be dry, so it's too soon to be "dancing in the end zone." It would take 2 or 3 more storms like this one to get us where we need to be, so if you're in Greensboro and reading this, take quick showers and don't be playing in the hose! (And quit worrying about your grass!)

Speaking of grass, guess what I did today. (Hint: the ground was soft and easy to dig in.) Stay tuned for Sunday's post.


Gina said...

david - that is great news! my girlfriend in memphis said they had lots of rain this week, too. I know you guys really needed it. i feel so lucky that we've had pretty regular rain the last couple of weeks which has been great for my charlie brown shrubs.

happy planting!

Carol said...

Have you been out removing sod?

That's a nice start on some rain. Wonderful to read about!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Connie said...

Wow! that was a substantial rainfall.
No doubt you did some digging, but what for?

David in Greensboro, NC said...

Thanks Gina. Y'all have gotten a lot of rain this year. Hope your "Charlie Brown" shrubs do well!

Indeed I have, Carol!

For a bigger and better Butterfly Garden, Connie!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Good for you and your garden!! May the rains continue to fill your aqualake and settle your new planting in for the winter.

LCShores said...

Whoo hoo! My family in Raleigh also reports lots of rain - hope you see a couple more of big 'uns like this one.

Mary said...

YAY! When we returned to Charlotte on Sunday, I checked the rain gauge and it said we received 6 inches! Not true, because I think there was an inch in there already. It poured buckets of rain from Charlotte through NC, VA, and MD on Friday until Saturday morning. It was glorious.

Let's pray for another storm.