Day 295, Year 6 It’s Raining, It’s POURING
Date: Monday, August 15, 2011
Weather: Rain All Day, Temperature 69 degrees F
Location: Eel Pond, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

It’s raining, it’s POURING. We don’t remember ever seeing so much rain in August during the fifteen years that we lived in Concord and in Boston, but we sure are seeing the rain this August and especially today. There was so much rain that the drains on Heather and Jed’s street were blocked and all the water was pouring down the hill and into their garden. Some water is good, but it was literally a small pond. The puddles on the road were deep so we took Sam and Jonah puddle stomping after nap. We were still out stomping in puddles in the pouring rain when we saw Heather and Jed heading down Vidal Avenue. Heather hopped out of the van and stomped with us back home. We were all soaked, but it was great fun. And with this much rain, you are going to be soaked no matter what you do, so you might as well have some fun. But when we got back to Woods Hole and found that our dinghy was so full of water that it was more than ankle deep after less than six hours, I started getting worried. This is a lot of rain.

I’m writing this log while I’m waiting to be able to heat up some chili leftovers for dinner. We removed the old stove this morning and it is sitting on the back deck waiting to be taken to shore when the rain stops. But even in the pouring rain, we brought the new stove to the boat and got it set in place before we had to leave to pick up Sam and Jonah. Right now Mark is carefully reading the instructions and figuring out how to light the burners and the oven. This stove uses an AA battery for the start function and the battery that came with it had no charge left. So we had a moment of anxiety when nothing would light. When we installed a new battery, all was fine. So now I can go heat up the chili and warm up the boat a little in the process.

110815 Day 295 Cape Cod, USA–The New Galley Stove