So Cindy came up with a good idea for our Saturday morning run. She suggested since I had to go to the office to do some server work, we get up early and run at nearby Sugden Park. It sounded like a good idea to me.
When we woke up it was very dreary outside with steady rain. The rain we had Friday had already placed some mild standing water on the property. Well I had to go to the office regardless so we still dressed to run with the hopes that there was a break in the rain by the time we would get to the park. On the drive there we went through bands of rain of varying intensity. By the time we got to the intersection by the park entrance it was once again raining steadily so we bailed on the run portion of the trip.
I headed to the office and migrated a server used for routing and ftp access from ancient Windows Server 2003 to new hardware running server 2012 R2. I had done much of the legwork ahead of time so I was only in there for roughly an hour to move some wires around and add some routes. So when we got home both Cindy and I felt we needed to still get our cardio work in. I plopped myself on the rower in the bedroom for a half hour session while Cindy put in the same amount of time on the treadmill. It felt good to at least get some work in.
So in the couple hours we were gone in the morning there must have been near apocalyptic rain at the house. The property had as much water in the yard as I had ever seen, including hurricanes. When I looked at the security cameras in the chicken coop it was amazing and terrible. The entire fenced in area behind the coop was underwater.
Cindy and I tag teamed the coop work. I moved stuff like the chicken tractor to the front of the coop where there was still some high ground remaining. The chickens of course were drenched but they don’t seem to care all that much. What I cared about is the chickens lack of caring about drinking the disgusting standing water. I yelled at them to stop drinking the dirty water, like it was going to matter. Their run was half underwater as well, turning the surface into a mucky cesspool. The chickens spent the majority of the day huddling on high ground as well as spending much more time than normal on the perches in the coop run.
With the crappy weather Cindy and I were content to just hang at the house during the rest of the day. Cindy has started prep for her new SuperCon costume so she was happy to start digging into it hardcore. I was happy to dig into WoW, doing whatever I felt like virtually accomplishing.
Saturday night we watched Patriot’s Day, the Marky Mark film about the Boston Marathon bombings. It was powerful and emotional at times as you can imagine. It seemed like they modified the events somewhat unless I totally missed some parts of the news coverage. B+
Sunday morning it once again looked overcast but at least it wasn’t raining. We threw the wheels in the truck and headed to the Greenway. Cindy did some more work on her seated riding on the Monster and did quite well. At the end of the ride I again attempted seated riding and did better than the week before. I hope to get over to the school this week to work on it some more.
After riding we stopped at Home Depot to grab ten 50 pound bags of sand which I immediately spread in the run when we got home. I filled in the low spots that were puddles to hopefully give the chickens at least a small area they can stay dry if they want to.
Our Sunday afternoon followed much the same course as Saturday with both of us doing our recreational activity of our choosing, Cindy doing costume work and me back in WoW. We avoided rain on Sunday which was nice although we need at least three our four rain free days for the water to seep back into the ground. The weather forecast does not seem amenable to that plan.
This will be an interesting week. Not only will we be getting Sadie for an extended visit, we also will be getting my buddy’s dog Lucky at the same time, meaning several days of triple dog shenanigans. It should be entertaining.