It's at moments like these I wish I hadn't walked away from that sweet package deal on an ass-kickin' Massey Ferguson 1500 series tractor with frontloader that was calling my name down at Southwestern Equipment in Rural Retreat.
Anyway, while I try to recover from the storm damage (I live on the side of a mountain, so when we get a heavy rain, God washes my driveway to the bottom of the property and I push it back up; we have a thing ongoing in that regard) (and I'm not paying $10,000 to pave the thing), Southwest Virginia apparently suffers from a drought:
No relief in sight for farms suffering from drought
By Kacie Dingus, Kingsport Times-News
Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia farmers are more likely to see their children attempting a rain dance this season than to hear them singing, "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day," thanks to persistent drought conditions continuing to plague both regions.
Scott County's extension agent, Scott Jerrell, met with the Board of Supervisors Wednesday to request that the county be declared a disaster area due to the current drought conditions, which he'd said was a possibility ... (link)
In all seriousness, except for a few afternoon showers and the recent deluge the likes of which Moses would marvel at, it has been awfully dry around here.
And I need hay ...