Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Rain Barrel
I'm excited to share this link with you. It's a telephone conversation with yours truly and Genie Francis about The Note 2: Taking a Chance on Love. We recorded it just before Mother's Day. Listen and enjoy!
This has been an on-going saga on my facebook page, but I don't think I've mentioned it on my blog. Several weeks ago I decided to become water-wise and install a rain barrel. I spent about a week researching them on the Internet--should I make one or buy one? Buy a fancy, pretty one, or buy an old jug? What to do, what to do . . .
And then my husband saw some plain rain barrels advertised at a local nursery. Sixty-five gallons! With a screened cover! I hopped into the car and took off to get it. I installed it myself, using kitchen shears and pliers to cut the downspout to fit.
And then I waited. And waited. And waited. I decided that I'd run outside at the first sign of rain to celebrate the filling of the rain barrel . . .
And finally, almost four weeks later, it rained. Only a little the first day, but a deluge the second day. We had so much rain, in fact, that my rain barrel overflowed. Now I'm wondering if maybe I should get two . . .