Yesterday morning it started raining hard at my place, and sporadically all over the general Fairbanks area. Last night it started raining out here at Two Rivers and it hasn't stopped yet.
This is what we needed to be able to stop those forest fires. I hope it is enough. One thing is for sure: my place won't be burning up any time soon. It's way too soggy for that now.
The drought-stressed trees are turning their leaves back into their happy, right-side up position from their sad and dying upside down position. There is an inch of water in the bottom of the washtub I have on the deck. It's not under the eaves, so we must have gotten around 3/4 to an inch of rain in the last 24 hours.
And now I know that the roof on my new place doesn't leak. Good thing, too!
If the smoke stops, then I can take the particulate mask out of my vehicle and won't have to go around looking like a giant insect anymore. Oh, and I can breathe again! What a relief!
Now I can only pray that it will STOP raining at some point and not overdo the whole thing. I'd still like some summer left of the year. Some USABLE summer.