Friday the 13th, Is That Why We Had Rain, Night and Day?

3/13/15 Friday in Robert, LA (Passport To Leisure-RPI ($11/night))

All night it rained. Sheesh. We’re SO grateful that our closet leak was sealed. I still love listening to the rain but it does tend to wake us up more often during the night. This was more constant than stormy, but we did have a spell where the wind blew fine rain. Here’s a glimpse of our side yard this morning. Guess how that leaf got on our window…

rainy window

Knowing that we’d have lots of rain this morning, I happily settled at my lap top (John with his) and organized all the information on our trip to Hawaii. We’ll be visiting 2 islands with another RV couple so it’ll be more complicated than usual. Because of the 2 islands we’d be arriving at one place, then departing from a different one so I thought I had to buy 2 one way tickets. I found out I could call our trip “multiple cities” or “open ended round-trip” and get the savings not available with one way tickets. I even had one trip scheduled, then was able to cancel it to get the pair of trips scheduled as one. I did some laundry during all this.

In the afternoon I worked on the blog while John continued his computer interests. We got our first peak at sunshine around 2. That inspired us to get out for our grocery shopping. Wouldn’t you know, it rained hard on our way. Not for long though. Grateful the store was just 9 miles away.

All this rain reminds me of the last time we were near New Orleans. Massive rains then too. That’s when I got up at 3 am and had to keep emptying our “water bucket” every 20 minutes until I gave up at 7 and told John it was HIS turn. Ah, memories.


About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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