It has rained twenty-one of the last twenty-three days. Rain is in the forecast for this afternoon. I still have not turned on the sprinkler system or the swamp cooler. Many people are complaining about the rain but I welcome it. The area has been in a drought for many years so the rain is bringing much needed relief.
In other news, Kara, Jimmy and I hit the galleries on Friday night after dinner. Kara graciously picked up the tab as a thank you for gallery sitting. Our first stops were Hinterland and Rule. Rule has opened a second gallery in Marfa. The gallery directress extended an invitation to visit the gallery. More rain arrived as we piled into my car. Kara suggested we drive to Marfa as it was only thirteen hours away. We would buy toiletries and a change of clothes along the way. A stop at Ironton Gallery to see the new installation was a must before heading to Marfa. A torrential downpour started when we left Ironton. We came to our senses and decided to get an after gallery drink instead of driving to Marfa. It was an entertaining fantasy while it lasted. We had stimulating conversation over drinks and biscuits at a local British pub. Time seemed to fly by. The night soon drew to a close. I dropped Kara and Jimmy off at her gallery and headed home. It was a great way to start the holiday weekend.