While parts of the country from Denver to Minnesota and Wisconsin have already experienced the joy of their first snowfall of the autumn season, we here in the Inland Northwest have missed out on all of the fun. Late today rain will be rolling in, and it looks like it will be damp through the rest of the week. It will be getting warmer too, YIPPEE!!! Because of clouds that hung around last night we stayed above freezing, dipping to 33, and this afternoon we should see the mid to upper 40s. Most of our first batch of rain will come down tonight into early tomorrow morning, and with just a few lingering showers on Wednesday we should reach the mid 50s. From there it looks like we will be in the 60s, if not Thursday then certainly Friday. Through the weekend the relatively mild and mushy weather will persist. It doesn't look like there will be a lot of rain, but occasional drips and dribbles will keep it on the clammy side. High temperatures Saturday and Sunday should be near 60.
Kay left this morning to go to Seaside, Oregon to attend the Lutheran Preschool and Elementary Teachers Conference. It is about an 8 hour drive down through Portland and out to the Oregon Coast. She won't be home again until late Friday evening. That means I am flying solo, well, Dixie will be my copilot, for the rest of the week. The fridge is stocked with leftovers, and I have more than plenty of work to do between the church, the class that I am teaching, and the class that I am taking. That and a Thursday morning dentist appointment will no doubt mean that the time will pass quickly. Would anyone like to volunteer to take on the dentist appointment?