OH I KNOW. I know. I should shut up.
I just want three days of light but steady rain, enough to recharge the ground a bit. I'd also like to test out our new gutter situation. Since I built the rain garden in front the size of an Olympic swimming pool, I've determined that it can handle all the gutter outflow from the front of the house. The only problem is that the gutters on the left side of the front of the house all tip toward a downspout here:
I need the gutters to tip toward the right side of the house, to the downspout that leads to the buried PVC pipe that carries the water to the rain garden.
So these guys came out, removed the gutters, cut them down, then repositioned them so they tip to the right.
They also removed the downspout there, so we need to do some touch-up painting.
They left the gutters a grimy mess but otherwise everything looks fine. Now I just need some rain to make sure they work properly. I spent the weekend ignoring the sunshine and making a freezer full of empanadas and contemplating sewing projects.
I am ready for cool weather. I'm ready for long sleeves and homemade pasta and movies and pining for spring. Let's do this.