The neighbor, now in the upper end of his 80s, stopped a while yesterday to sit on the front steps and remarked that getting out of the house after several consecutive wet days (and five or so inches of rain) felt like release from prison.
And it did, especially for all those plants I bought during a brief period of sunshine, and optimism, on Saturday that had been cooling their heels in the garage ever since.
I keep reminding myself that it's only late April and that it's generally not considered safe around here to plant less sturdy stuff until May 1, when the danger of a late frost has diminished. But most have pushed the season this year during what was until last weekend an unusually warm and dry month. Lots to do today!
After the trip to the greenhouse, I spent the rest of a wet Saturday putting together a new Web presence for the Lucas County Historical Society, something that's been absent for more than a year. It's far from done, but in good enough shape to be looked at, which you can do by clicking here. I'll link it in the sidebar another time.
Since rain is in the forecast for Friday, most of the day had better be spent outdoors --- and that's where I'm headed right now.