Yesterday, it finally rained. The first measurable rain in four months.
It was a heavy rain that lasted for two hours. Hey, after a long dry stretch, it was wonderful, even if it was just a couple of hours.
We have been in a major drought. The grass is brown, trees are dying, lake levels are at historic low levels. While parts of Texas are being washed away, Alabama is becoming a desert.
I love rain in the summertime. I love to run in the rain, or do just about anything else, like hiking, washing the car, or just sitting on the porch during a summer storm.
I want more. Not like I have any control over it, like our Governor.
Yesterday was June 28. two days before the start of Alabama Governor Bob Riley's Precipitation Proclaimation:
"I, Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby encourage citizens of Alabama to pray daily for rain."
He further proclaimed June 30 - July 7 as Days of Prayer for Rain and he encouraged Alabamians to pray both at home and in churches for "sufficient" moisture.
Meanwhile, the previous Governor, Don Siegelman, was sentenced to seven years in prison. These are the people we elect to represent us.
We are fucked.