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On the subject of wealth...or water.

...that big "thud" you all heard was the water bill for the last couple months hitting the mailbox. I'm surprised it didn't pull the mailbox off the mounting.

Precipitation for the month of August was less than 2 percent of normal at 0.02 inches compared to the normal 1.02 inches making it the second-driest August on record --- driest August was in 1967 with 0.01 inches of precipitation. There were five days in August that had precipitation --- two days with measurable precipitation and three days with a trace of precipitation. The maximum 24-hour precipitation total was 0.01 inches on August 9 and 29. Seattle went twenty-six straight days this summer without any measurable amount of precipitation --- from July 14 through August 8. From June 17 through August 31, Seattle has only accumulated 0.08 inches of precipitation.

When you're a gardener, ouch. You have to water. You try to water smart, use soaker and drip irrigation, but still, it adds up. And then because the city measures your sewer use based on your water use, that goes up as well, even though you're not actually affecting the sewer as much as it might seem.

Today, it's overcast and misty, but not really enough to do much good, as far as watering goes. It'd be a perfect day for staying home and curling up on the couch with a book, a hot mug of tea and a kitten or two.


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Sep. 14th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
Eh. Not looking forward to seeing my water bill, although fortunately my garden is much smaller and in pots. At least today we have The Deluge.
Sep. 14th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
My plants were all so happy last night, even if I was complaining about the rain being cold.

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