The weather in southern California has been unusual the past couple of weeks. We're not accustomed to rain in these parts and we know that we need it, but after a few days [where few equals: one] we're all, enough already. Because there are several things that southern Californians are unable to do when there is water falling out of the sky. Some of those things include but are not limited to:
- Scheduled field trips
- Leave the house
- Handle their hydroplaning car on the freeway
- Remember their umbrella (if they own one)
- Operate an umbrella efficiently
- Also, drive
The storms were expected to hit Friday night and again Sunday afternoon. This was to be an overnight trip. If we left too early we'd never make it up there. If we made it up there and left too late, we'd never make it home. I'm happy to report that we scheduled our respective departure times accordingly and accurately. We were able to celebrate her fortieth year with a rousing game of Apples to Apples. And a three hour match of...quarters.
The last of which ended with one member puking in the kitchen sink. Because nothing says forty like
*Photo by Dorothy Z. ...rules made by various thumb masters.