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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Wettest Meeting

trail work in the rain

This was definitely one of the strangest meetings I've ever attended. Our trail chapter had a hike and work day scheduled this morning. The one remaining thing to do on the boardwalk for this season is get the rails attached, required because it's a raised structure. (Just low, edge rails.) So the guys were going to work on that, and some of us just went for a hike in the area. Then the president decided that we should have lunch and our annual meeting connected to the whole thing. So that was the plan.

I needed to leave home about 9:30 to get there on time. At 9:00 it began to rain, a cold steady rain. Oh, well, I needed to be at the meeting. So Maggie and I set off. The hike sort of turned into two groups of people walking where they wanted to for a while. The guys worked in the rain. By noon we were all soaked.

cooking under a tarp

One couple brought a tarp and set it up, added tables and a camp stove- ready for lunch! And then the rain really started. It POURED. We all sat under the tarp and had a yummy lunch of hot dogs, beans and various salads. Then we tried to hear each other over the sound of the rain on the tarp (I'm serious), and hold a business meeting.

I had put Maggie in the car, because she was freezing. After we got home, I took a hot shower and put on my PJs. Spent the rest of the day on the computer.

See Smilin' in the Rain
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Ann said...

Too bad you didn't have the weather we had. It was a gorgeous day and didn't start raining here until after dark.
I wanted to tell you too, I saw your comment on my blog post. I don't live in Ohio. Pennsylvania but real close to the Ohio line. So I guess we're still sort of neighbors :)

rainfield61 said...

Everyday is a new experience.

spinninglovelydays said...

That must have been some meeting. Hope you get nicer weather in the following days.

jeanlivingsimple said...

I know what it is like trying to hear while it is pouring rain while under a tarp.It is worse inside my camper.

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Ann- Ah... I may have driven really near you last March.

rainfield- ain't it the truth!?

Ivy- today was lovely! Supposed to be more to come

Jean- We must have looked like a bunch of loonies, sitting there in the woods ignoring the deluge, and dumping puddles off the tarp every couple of minutes.