Saturday, August 02, 2008

Rain

You know, if I were training, I'd probably be even more pissed. As it is, this current system over Florida is giving me fits! It looks like this every day, now, since Tuesday. I work for about 2 - 3 hrs, then get deluged with the accompanying lightning. The rain isn't quite as limiting as the lightning, but really, heavy lawn mowers and wet, water-soaked ground don't mix very well.


Today looks to be even worse. It's Saturday - so do you really get started on someones lawn before 9am? If I was sleeping in on Saturday and my lawn guy showed up at 8am, well, I'd be a bit miffed, right? Oh yea, we are all triathletes...sleeping in is like, sleeping to 6am....

Tampa's forecast for next week is more of the same if not worse. Great. The phone calls aught to be hitting here pretty soon. See...this is where an I-phone would be perfect. These rain cells come in, sometimes only in one part of town - but how can I know that driving around in my truck? The answer - an I-phone with 3G digital service and the trusty "Weather Underground for I-Phone" application (my buddy Greg has it on his phone). Pull up a map with the radar on it, and bamb! I know if it's a thunderstorm or an all day "cats and dogs" work-buster.

No, I'm not paid by Apple or representatives of I-phone....I just lust after one. Oh, and yes, this would be another one of those, "it's your blog, dammit, and it's all about YOU - so go ahead make another negative post, why don't you....".

16 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

I slept in until 7 this morning - how decadent!

As someone who does field work, I can completely sympathize on the weather thing. I spend a good portion of my day checking radars and hourly forecasts... and don't get my started on when we do our work in FL and we spend two days doing absolutely nothing because there are thunderstorms predicted but that never really materialize, but you can't really go out on a boat if the possibility is there!

kt said...

We don't mind the lawnmowers at 8:00, it's those darn leafblowers we hate! :)

Sorry its rainy. At least you arent trying to do a 5 hour bike ride it the downpour, riding around like a human lightening rod.

Tea said...

We're not allowed anything before 8am. But I tell ya, the people next door have their lawn guy come by at 7am....drives me crazy. My days of getting up early with baby-folk are long over. Can I please just SLEEP in?

Jumper 2.0 said...

People have been negative posting!

Ooh, entertainment. I gotta go look!

triguyjt said...

you could have a landscaping business in cleveland where we cut grass maybe 5-6months out of the year....

i'm with you on the early lawn stuff....

TRI-ROB said...

WAIT! I thought you were hanging lacy curtains now! I'm totally confused!

Breathe...

Di said...

just put that silly IPhone out of your head. Completely out.

SWTrigal said...

I don't know which is worse-the rain or heat. I hate to disagree with your S.O., but you DO SO NEED AN IPhone!

Di said...

oooohhhhhh!!! No she didn't!!!!!!!!

IronTriTim said...

Just think of the iphone as a business tool, its useful and will mean you can earn more money, paying for itself in a short time :-). (Says someone who works for Motorola..)

Dan Seifring said...

Can I put in a request for nice weather from Aug 13 - 19th? See what you can do for me.

Taconite Boy said...

im now holding the apple cross up to di...warding off her influence....

the iPhone must be aquired for proper business to occur

tri-mama said...

Why am I always begging for your weather? I think I need to move- or just send some of that rain up here

Cody the Clydesdale said...

The rains screwing up work & training? Too much my friend, that's just too much.

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Knew you lived in Florida. But didn't know you lived in Tampa. I grew up in Tarpon Springs.

Ryan said...

I feel your pain with the rain ;)

I spent the weekend with a tropical storm forming 60 miles off the coast of Pensacola. It is quite refreshing and gritty to ride a century through a tropical wave.

The rain in spain falls mainly in the plains!