Daily Archive for July 3rd, 2008

The Rain

Living in the Seattle area growing up, there was a lot of rain.  Not all at once, but stretched out over a period of 19 years until I went to college (Minus 3 for when we lived in Texas).  After college, I had a new appreciation for places without rain and was very happy to move to Colorado for 2 years where it’s sunny 360 days a year.  True, it rains nearly every day during the summer, but only for like 30 minutes.  It wasn’t Seattle’s oppressive cloudiness and sometimes constant drizzle.  Alabama wasn’t quite as good as Colorado, and with a new oppression, humidity.  However, it wasn’t rainy too often and you could escape the humidity with a good air conditioner.  Japan was pretty much a downhill slide.  More rain, continued humidity and similar heat to Alabama.  I thought all that was over when I read the Farmer’s Almanac for Connecticut.  I was wrong.  We’ve had “dry spells” but it seems like since we got here, the rain just hasn’t quit.  The humidity here isn’t as bad as Alabama, nor is the heat.  However, since it’s not hot enough for the air conditioning to run more often, it’s harder to get the humidity out of the house.  It’s a vicious cycle.  I asked some of my co-workers about the rain and they said that this is not a typical year.  I wonder if I brought the rain with me…