It used to be so funny...we'd get maybe one good rain in September, the rest being hot/dry, then we'd get rain for a day or two *every* October 8th. (It rained on Halloween pretty often after that, though not every year.
The reason that it was funny, is because my parents came at the beginning of October each year, and I'd always get at least a cake, and sometimes make a whole party, for my dad's birthday, which was on the 8th! The rain was usually not actually falling at party time, but had been until an hour before. Sheesh, lol!
I know how you feel about seeing the rest of the kids.
I love it that you get to see Kara and Co. for Sunday dinner. That's a dream of mine in the future. Ds wants to sometimes have bbq's, etc. That works for me! One of these days...I hope!
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