The Rain Came
If the rain comes they run and hide their heads. They might as well be dead. –The Beatles
This morning when I woke up I was very surprised to see how cloudy and gloomy it was! This time yesterday, the sun was brightly shining!
Even though it was a less-than sunny, beautiful day, Chipper and I still went on our morning walk.
As we walked, I realized it was pretty chilly, yesterday it was warm! About 3 minutes into the walk it started to lightly sprinkle.
Ahh, it’ll pass. This is Florida, the sun will be out soon.
About 10 minutes into our walk the clouds started swirling and turned dark gray, in a very scary way. I was at a point where I could take a short cut home, but I decided to just keep going our normal route, certain that the rain would pass us.
The light sprinkling got harder and harder and pretty soon buckets of rain were falling, hard and cold. Chipper was tugging on his leash. He wanted to turn around, he hates the rain. But we had to keep going, the closest way home was forward!
At this point, I was freezing, drenched to the bone, the rain was falling really hard now with no signs of letting up. I was slopping around in my now soaked tennis shoes. Trying to see through the ever constant pour of the rain as me and Chipper tried to go as quickly as we could. Suddenly I saw a flash of lightning and heard the roar of thunder.
Wonderful. Just wonderful.
The wind was really picking up now and Chipper didn’t want to walk any further. So I scooped him up and started running! I ran through the fierce cold winds, through the freezing sheets of rain, dodging the puddles. Hoping nobody in their nice warm homes could see me, I’m sure I looked ridiculous.
After a minute or so of running my knee gave out and I had to walk again. But I was walking the fastest I ever had, I needed to get out of this rain! My ears were in pain from the fierce cold and poor Chipper was shivering in my arms.
At this point I started to panic, we probably had another 10 minutes until we got home.
Then I realized, there was nothing really to worry about. As long as I didn’t get electrocuted!! So I just kept speed walking.
I’ve never felt so drenched, cold or wet.
Finally we made it home. Such a relief!
I immediately wrapped Chipper in a towel. Then, naturally I took a picture of myself.
Charming. Sorry for the bad quality. I had just spent 10 minutes running around in the freezing cold rain, people.
Here’s what we were dealing with:
I then proceeded to take a nice warm shower. Ahh, I’ve never loved the comfort of hot water more than I did then.
I was battling a headache so I decided to take it easy.
Made some breakfast comfort food
Banana French toast.
And watched The Biggest Loser premiere on Hulu.
I laughed when Bob was on top of the truck the contestants were pushing.
In the future: I’ll always check the weather before I go on a walk!
I’d love to know:
Has anything like this ever happened to you?