|My Makeshift Rainwater Collection System|
(the stones are to keep the lids open)
You can't really tell from the photo (because water is clear), but, the buckets were almost full when this photo was taken in the early evening! I really didn't expect that! I thought, at most, I'll collect a couple of inches of rainwater! Now I wish I had thought to leave the two old trash cans that I have out to collect some rain, too! Such an abundance of water!
It has been raining steadily all day, today. I had a leisurely morning, then, put away the clothes airer and dusted the living room a little bit (just the piano and coffee table) as my daughter was expecting a few friends to visit in the evening.
Then, I put away the washed dishes, washed the brunch dishes, put away a few baking trays and other items that were out, and wiped down the kitchen counters. I started dusting the family room, but, I was dropping so many things that my daughter begged me to stop before I broke something! LOL.
In the early evening, my late friend A's daughters visited us. We all wore masks (even though I stayed in the family room while the girls visited in the living room) and the air purifier was on in an attempt to keep everyone's risks to a minimum. Later in the evening, daughter's friend A visited her. Again, with masks and air purifier on.
I went off the meal plan today and didn't cook! Instead, we had leftovers for both brunch and dinner!
Today, I am grateful for:
- More rain to soak into the ground
- The buckets of rainwater I was able to collect
- Masked visits from daughter's friends
- A home that is warm and dry
- Daughter making me coffee
Today's joyful activity was discovering the buckets were filling up and having daughter's friends visit.
Guess who else visited:
I've nothing special planned for tomorrow. I'll probably spend most of the day repairing the triangles quilt.