A rainstorm blew in last night, hard enough to cause a little bit of leakage under my door and through cracks in my window. It was still raining in the morning, although not as hard as it had all night. This is the first storm we’ve had this year that didn’t blow through in an hour. Most of the rest of the day was overcast, dark, wet, and glum.
The worst part about rain here isn’t getting wet. It’s the sand… which is now acres and acres of sticky mud. The fine, talcum-powder consistency turns into a really sticky covering over very hard clay, and the ground doesn’t absorb the water after the first bit, so there are puddles everywhere. The only good thing about the mud that gets all over everything is that it eventually dries out and easily flakes off and breaks up into its powder-like consistency again. Fascinating, really.