Goddamn it, this is ridiculous. Here in Alabama, we are in the middle of the worst drought in the nation. It was bad enough all through Spring, when it was getting drier and drier, but at least the temperatures were moderate!
Now…hoo boy, now it’s just horrible. Back in June, a friend of mine said, “Yeah it’s dry, but can you imagine if we were having a heat wave on top of it? Wow, we’d be fucked!”
Well sir, we’re fucked. No rain has fallen since the beginning of July. We have had 16 inches of rain FOR THE WHOLE FUCKING YEAR. Normally, we’d have had 35 inches by now! Before those couple of blessed rainy days in July, it’d been since MARCH that we’d gotten any rain. And to add insult to injury, we are now in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave. It’s been over 100 F for nine days running, and the soonest forecasted break is going to be in a couple of days, when it’s “only” going to be 98.
All the fields are hard-baked clay, the trees are dying en masse, and we don’t have a goddamn thing alive in our garden any more. Water restrictions, you see.
Jesus CHRIST. This is the humid Southeast. We’re supposed to be wet. We’re not supposed to be Arizona!
Oh yeah, and now we’re actually entering what would be our usual dry period, so we’re probably triple-fucked.
JUST FUCKING RAIN ALREADY.