After a day of watching two of my teams go down in flames the depression deepened when a front moved in, dropped the temperature and it began raining.
The rain continues as we approach the 2 inch mark. Pretty exciting looking out the window and watching the rain fall.
And the exciting news from here is 25 mph winds have been added to the rain mix although by mid afternoon things have begun to settle down and the rain is stopping.
The rain has stopped, but the winds have picked up. A lifeline is now required to cross the street. The has been a steady stream of RVs heading out of here the last few days as folks begin their treks to the north.
Turned out to be a fairly nice day and it was good to see people emerge from their caves with smiles on the faces. What a difference a little sunshine makes.
Today the Big Ten Tournament began with Indiana playing the first game. Indiana put an inglorious cap on an even more inglorious season by losing to Illinois and ending their chances for post season play in the NCAA Tournament. Maybe the NIT awaits, but that would only be a consolation prize.
A trip to Walmart began the day and in the afternoon I went to another park to visit some friends who used to be at J-5. We spent about three hours solving the worlds problems and by the time I left I felt we had really accomplished a lot.
Time for the wearin of the green in J-5. The evening began with an Irish stew dinner at 5 and the at 7 it was entertainment time. Everyone donned their green and came to listen to the Irish Texans perform.
The wearin of the green
Everyone got to be Irish last night.
The Irish Texans.
St. Patrick arrived although there is much speculation about how saintly this guy is.
And he selected the Rose of Tralee. Shirley is also the Rose of J-5, a tireless worker who keeps things going in the park.
Thus ends another week at J-5 as we watch the exodus north begin and the park empty out.