While Hurricane Alex thankfully did not make matters worse for the oil spill in the Gulf, we are just now beginning to see and feel the spin-off weather from it. This comes after 10 straight days of rain prior to the effects of Hurricane Alex. We've had tremendous amounts of flooding but since it is West Texas, it normally gets soaked up by the parched land in a heartbeat. However, the ground and plants have finally had their fill but the rains continue. I'm truly thankful that we went out of town last weekend so that we could see that the sun is really still there.
Various activities and concerts that had been scheduled around town have been canceled, including the first day of *The Firecracker* golf tournament I'm scheduled (or was scheduled) to play in. It rained most of Saturday, so it would not have been fun tournament play. Anyhoo, we were still on for the *Shamble* today. I just spoke with the club pro and he said I tee off with my group at 9:45 this morning. I have a gut feeling that I'm going to get a little wet today, so I won't be wearing makeup, lest it end up all over my polo shirt.
The spin-off storms from Hurricane Alex are moving like molasses and they keep changing directions, so there is no predicting what they will produce as they creep along. The humidity is so stifling that I dread the sun coming out, since it will feel like being in a pressure cooker at that point. The good news is that we MIGHT finally be done with rain for a few days.....
Well, I'm just back from our club golf tournament and the tournament was *called* just as we were making our way (in the pouring rain) to the #11 hole. We were all so sure that it would end that we hovered under some trees for a good half hour before crying *Uncle!*. We all huddled together at the club house for another 30 minutes and then the rain miraculously slowed to a light drizzle, so we all kind of broke ourselves into foursomes and finished our rounds in the most incredibly delightful weather ever. I felt like I was having a Spa Day with all the misting and humidity going on. Seriously. It was as good as getting a facial. Only free.
It was a good thing the tourney was canceled because I couldn't sink a putt to save my life. Go. Figure.