So, I am here to make a formal complaint.
I WAS PROMISED THUNDERSTORMS TODAY, ENVIRONMENT CANADA. AND YET? NONE. I HOLD YOU TO BLAME.
We’ve had a decent August so far. It has been warm, and not humid — everything you’d want in an August. A traditional southern Ontario August. But for the last few days, the temperature has been climbing, as has the humidity, and there were storms forecast for today.
So I was looking forward to a day of rain, if only because my garden could use it. It saves me from watering. And yet? NOTHING. And the humidity is STILL HERE.
I WAS PROMISED RAIN. SEVENTY PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN, PEOPLE.
So in the dying days of summer, I am stuck with a five year old with nothing to do. She wants to go outside and ride her bicycle. Which means, I would have to go out and sit in the oppressive humidity of the NOT RAINSTORM THANKYOUVERYMUCH and supervise. She wants to swim. Our pool is greenish, and besides which, I bathed her and did her hair because TODAY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A RAIN DAY.
We even rushed the library visit today because I didn’t want to get caught in the RAINSTORMS THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN.
Who, me? Bitter?
So here’s what I am going to do. I am going to take her outside to run through the sprinkler, which will also be watering my garden.
And if the water conservation people give me any grief, I will lie and say she’s just running through the sprinkler because it’s so hot because the promised rain never came. And if they have a problem with that, they can take it up with Environment Canada.