SUMMARY: An interesting first storm of the season, plus fun facts to know and share!
Fun fact: The Taj MuttHall-owned portions of San Jose got 3.5" of water in the last 24 hours! When the whole entire last rain year it got 11.5"!
Fun fact: 3.5" of rain in 24 hours can add the long-forgotten water jump obstacle feature to one's local agility field!
Fun fact: If you give a border collie a rawhide bone because you can't do agility so you want to keep her occupied for a while, she will spend 3 minutes out in the rain burying it somewhere in the yard!
Fun fact: Tika can look bored and reproachful, too!
Fun fact: Curtains hanging 6" from windows in such situations get sopping sopping wet!
Fun fact: Because Taj MuttHall Human Mom is not as quick-witted as Team Small Dog Person Member when disaster strikes, TMH never gets photos of things like large pools of water on windowsills and nice oak bookcases! Which are now nice oak bookcases with wet spots! The camera never comes out until the worst of the disaster is already cleaned up! So too bad for you blog readers who wanted to see actual puddles of water on furniture! Go look at TSD to see cupcake batter on the floor instead!
Fun fact: Wallpaper, being attached with water-soluble paste, can easily be separated from the wall simply by becoming moist!
Fun fact: To absorb some of that annoying permeating water, you can leave one's down comforter on a chair with its back to the window even as much as 18" away!
Even covers of books! (Sorry, books of Kate Elliott.)
Fun related fact: You can unobtrusively remove air bubbles from wallpaper by pricking with a pin!
Fun related fact: Vinyl wallpaper, especially when made of actual vinyl, holds water!
Fun very related fact: If you prick a giant air bubble in vinyl wallpaper that has recently been somewhere in the vicinity of an open window and a large rainstorm, be prepared for the fact that all the air inside the bubble is actually water and will ooze all over the place for half an hour!
Fun fact: When it rains a lot, the street gutters fill with water! And it doesn't get charged to your water bill!
Fun fact: Grocery shopping in the rain is not so much keen fun! For anyone!