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{November 8, 2011}   Rainy Day Lockout

Today started out bright and sunny with a strong chance of rain and a tornado watch for later in the day. Me and my husband went to Target so I could buy Stephen King’s latest novel, 11/22/63, a huge book at well over 800 pages that is based around the shooting of JFK. I had recently got paid a little to type some things up online for the Woodmen of the World life insurance group I am in, so I was excited to be able to splurge a little. We got super lucky in that the rain didn’t start until after we got inside Target and by the time we finished browsing and shopping, the rain had stopped for the time being. I paid for my purchases and then my husband asked me for the car keys. “I thought you had them”, I replied. Nope, he could have sworn he saw me grab them, but I knew I didn’t. Our keys are hooked on a camo lanyard that I wear around my neck when I carry them or put in my coin purse when inside the library cause they can be quite nosy. Since they weren’t in my coin purse and obviously not around my neck, we were left to call for a rescue. That rescue happened to be my dad, who lives within a few minutes of Target, who then went with us to make an extra copy of our car key. Where I will keep said extra copy so as not to lose it too is unknown to me at this time. I was admittedly grumpy about locking myself out of the car, but as we waited outside the car and went for the extra key, the rain held back. Driving home, the heavens unleashed the rain but it stopped again as we got to our apartments. Safe inside and out of the weather, the rain has been pouring off and on outside. It is much needed rain, but much more appreciated by me when I know I will not be getting drowned in it. I may have got locked out of my car today, but not for long and I somehow avoided getting soaked by the rain so looks like my day was better than I thought earlier!
Giving Thanks Day #8: Today, I am thankful for the rain and how it washes the earth clean and helps things to grow. Here, where it has been a drought for so long, the rain is even more welcome than ever. It’s easy to forget sometimes how important the rain truly is until you go without it for so long.

et cetera
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