We set a new rainfall record here in Virginia in the last few days. We have now exceeded 15 days of rain compared to the previous record of 10. Some say it feels like we live in a perpetual rainforest.
Thankfully, there have been a few respites in the hours of the day. No doubt the bride and groom at the wedding my wife and I attended last night appreciated the beautiful clear sky for their open air nuptials and subsequent party in the piedmont. I even had my long weekend run in the next sunshine filled morning. And I was so excited with the break that I cut the front yard and half of the back before the rain clouds returned and dumped anew.
The good news is that all this rain is bringing about a lot of healthy, new growth in the yard. The grass is lush and full; the flowers are in bursting bloom.
When I talk to various friends in the industry I hear similar sentiments. The spade work accomplished in the past is paying off; companies are busy with seemingly full order books and lots of kilometers of cable to manufacture and install. And it’s interesting that new systems are being discussed and considered.
So I guess the open, whispered question is for how long. I’ll certainly look for a sign in the stars whenever they deign to return.