It's pouring with rain again today, the weather people told us we would have a month's rain in one day and I believe them! The trouble is we have already had so much rain this year that the ground is waterlogged, (August was the wettest on record - so hardly surprising) so there is going to be a lot of flooding later. There is already a lot of surface water laying on the ground. And the weekend forecast is pants as well!
I'm just glad we're not going away this weekend, as it could have been as disastrous as July, when we had to cancel a week in Devon as the weather forecast for the entire week was so awful! I have all my fingers and toes crossed it will perk up by the end of the week ( she says optimistically!), as we can't cancel this time as we have paid for the entire holiday in advance.
We have a river running along the bottom of the field behind us, which has been known to flood quite badly in the past. But I think we should be ok as we are at the top of the slope, so there's little danger of it reaching our house, although the houses lower down were flooded a few years ago. The problem later tonight will be getting home if the flooding is bad!
The Boy Wonder is coming to stay for the week, arriving on Saturday (tomorrow!) we think (typically nothing has been finalised!). He informed his Dad that he really didn't want to go to the College he'd been accepted for, (he was due to start an animal management course in a few weeks). And could he come and live with us for a while as he'd fallen out big time with the Mother, and Step-Father (now that one I can understand!)
We said he could come for this week, but as we were off on holiday the following week, he would have to find an alternative. So it was arranged that he would be staying with his sister in Manchester for that week, and then come back down to us for however long (how long is a piece of string?!).
It looks like we may be off the hook however, as Hubby rang last night before he got home from his installation trip, and told me he thought things had calmed down with the Mother, and he might just be coming for the one week - Hallelujah! Don't get me wrong, I really like my stepson, he's a nice lad, I just didn't fancy having to cope with a 17 yr old's social life for the next few months - not to mention helping him sort out what he's going to do with the rest of his life!
So I've got my fingers crossed twice now, once for the weather and once that we don't get lumbered with the BW for too long - bless his little cotton socks :-)