It has been raining, raining, raining. From light, misty drizzle to loud monsoon type rain. For days and days.
I don't know why I think anyone wants to see a blurry cell phone picture of rain (you're all probably familiar with what rain looks like), but the amount of water pouring from the downspout was really impressive.
It's totally screwing with my laundry schedule because in summer I hang the clothes outside to dry because the house is too warm and humid. At least, though, it's a break from the heat. We've went back to wearing jeans and sweatshirts yesterday. Totally not normal for an Italian June.
Josie, the mostly chihuahua, is very unhappy with this weather. She hates thunderstorms and reacts by panting, shaking, following me around, and when she's really at max freakout, she tries to burrow and hide. Jenn at Weirdy Pants mentioned the Thundershirt, so we bought one for Josie.
The first time she wore it, the results were amazing. She stood there, kind of stunned, then slowly lay down. After a few moments, she stopped panting and put her head on her paws. She still shook a bit, but mostly she was calm. Unfortunately, the more she's worn it, the less effective it is. She doesn't hide as much, but still pants and stresses out pretty badly. The other night, the rain briefly cleared and just as Josie started to relax, someone started lighting off fireworks. Poor dog.
DH has leave at the end of July, so that means I am trip planning again. Our destination, chosed mainly because it had the least expensive airline tickets, is Barcelona, Spain. Also, DH speaks Spanish and I'm in the mood for tapas. I was going to say I needed some sort of Thundershirt of my own for when I'm freaking out over flights and hotel reservations, but then I remembered there's booze.