Thursday, March 14, 2013

Even in Arizona you should check the weather forecast

I've lived in Arizona for 22 years.  You start to take for granted that the weather will be nice.

Since I have the time off while I am looking for work, I decided to reconfigure the irrigation in my strip of lawn.  The heads run right down the center and no matter what I do there is either too much overspray or not enough coverage.

So I planned a layout that would give me the flexibility to change the spray pattern.

I spent about 3 hours digging the trenches to lay new pipe.  Then I quit for the day, planning to lay the pipe the next day.

Only it rained.  A lot.  And this is what my yard looked like.

Flooded trenches

Which wouldn't have been a big deal if I didn't have two dogs and a doggy door.  I could have blocked off the doggy door, but honestly, I don't know if my dogs would know how to tell me they need to go outside.

So this is what I saw when I came back from running an errand.
The foot prints on the tile don't photograph well, but they are there and plentiful.

The carpet shows the foot prints extremely well. 
Shrug. The dirt doesn't bother me.  It will respond to vacuum and mop.  If I cared about dirt in my house, I wouldn't have two large dogs.

Still, if I had read, and believed, the weather forecast, I might have waited a few days.

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