First Significant Rain of 2021


Today was the day…

It rained. It blew hard last night and at around 11pm, Mike and I realised that the chairs on the top balcony may be in jeopardy. Up we went and opened the balcony door. Everything seemed fine except a chair’s cushion was missing. We took the rest of the cushions and one of the chairs inside and pushed the others more into the corner of the balcony and off we went to bed.

This morning we looked over the balcony and scouted around to try find the missing cushion. We found a smaller one that had also blown away…Courage went to fetch it.

But the bigger one had grown wings and taken off to who knows where. I left a message on the neighbourhood watch chat group but no one had seen it. I walked up the road and scouted around but to no avail. This evening I walked around the back and along the back fences of our neighbours but didn’t see it. The next step is to actually go and knock at their door tomorrow and ask if it blew onto their patio. That would have been its trajectory. If it’s not there, it may have been picked up.

With the weather wet and windy, we didn’t go to the beach this morning, but we did walk to the village this afternoon to pick up a few groceries. The beach was idyllic, although there was a flag saying “Dangerous Conditions”.

That may have been this morning. By this afternoon, even though there were still a few showers, the sea looked so inviting…

Tomorrow, we will be back. While it rained on and off throughout the day and it was the first significant rain we’ve had this year, it certainly wasn’t too cold.

Right now, as I type,  there is load shedding. I’m glad for our solar and battery backup so life continues uninterrupted.

Something else about today:

My sister had her third last chemo. With this one behind her, the next one is the penultimate. Keep going Anne!

Psalm 30:11

You turned my wailing into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.

The best is yet to come – we are only passing through.

Keep the smile going.

God bless you.

In His Grip,

Helga xx 🙂

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