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Well, we know that Mother Nature has a sense of humor. We experienced the driest three month stretch of June, July, and August on record and wished for a few days of rain all those months. As the old adage says - "be careful what you wish for". Those dry months were followed by the wettest September in Corvallis on record. The old record was from 1911 and we beat it by over and inch.
According to the local Gazette Times Corvallis received 3.6 inches (9.14 cm) of rain from 10 am Friday through 8 am yesterday for a September total of 7.06 inches (17.93 cm) of rain. Thank you Typhoon Pabuk - the remnants of which brought that liquid sunshine to the Pacific Northwest this last weekend.
We were one of the lucky ones and didn't lose power, but our old side fence blow over. Typhoon-1, Fence-0.
So.... we haven't been doing much riding. The last time we rode to Saturday coffee was the last time I was on the bike. Troubadour has still been commuting on Lucy, but after a soggy ride in the storm last week he's been prudent and taken the car to work so far this week. As I type this it is raining once again, or is that still raining. Makes me wish I'd brought my umbrella home from work for when I wait for the bus this morning.
What a difference from the 70-80 degrees temperatures and covered bridge rides of last September.
On a side note it is supposed to be dry this coming weekend and we are hoping to get out on the bikes. Fingers crossed.
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Like most bloggers I get a bit of spam. Luckily, I think because I don't moderate each comment, I rarely see them. Occasionally I check the spam filter and I am amused by some of what has been caught.
Here are a few excerpts from the funny ones and the post on which they were commented.
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I think one of the things I find amusing is how a spam comment several sentences long contains many topics that just don't mesh together or have anything to do with the subject of the post. It makes me wonder how the spammers stumble upon those particular posts.
So.....what is in your spam folder? Anything amusing?
- Au Revoir
" Into each life some rain must fall." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow