It never rains in Southern California…

Posted by | Filed under California | Dec 20, 2010 | 5 Comments

No it pours. It has rained since Friday afternoon non-stop. I know that some areas need the rain, but three and a half days non-stop is just too much.
I spent the weekend in Santa Barbara with Wayne and his wife Jeanine. It would have been nice if we could have walked around town without the rain.
It has not just rained outside, but unfortunately inside my camper. I had been very happy to be back in my home after spending nine nights in hotels. Giant RV in Corona did a great job fixing the hole from my little accident. The camper looks like new, thanks to Dave and his crew.
Anyway, somehow a crack or two developed in the caulking around my bathroom skylight and water has seeped through into my bathroom and living room ceiling. I was able to cover up the area, but even duct tape does not stick well to wet surfaces. With this damn rain nothing dries. Now I am paranoid, every time I see a water drop in the camper I think there might be another leak. So far that has not been the case. Keep your fingers crossed that it stays that way. Hopefully, I’ll be able to buy roof caulking tomorrow.
The drive from Santa Barbara to Boron, yes, I am stopping again at the Arabian Oasis campground, just as I did way back in July on my way to the coast, was not particularly pleasant. The rain had flooded roads which caused road closures and detours. Mud rivers were running along side and across the roads. Visibility was poor and I am just glad I am now hooked-up to water and electric at the campground.
I am heading to Nevada, near Las Vegas, in the hopes of warmer temperatures and dryer weather. I should not complain too much about the temperatures. The weekend before last I was lying at the beach in Laguna Niguel sunbathing; not bad for December. Let me know if any of you plan on spending New Years in Las Vegas.
I cannot believe that Christmas is already this Friday. Somehow I am not in the mood yet. Christmas lights on palm trees just don’t do it for me.
If I should not post anything else before Christmas (given my lack of posts recently that is a good possibility) I wish you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for reading my blog.

5 Responses to “It never rains in Southern California…”

  • phil says:

    jicky –

    stay dry and head for the high ground! Hope you have a merry christmas and safe and happy new year!


  • Jicky says:

    Thanks Phil. Can’t wait for this rain to stop. Still raining here in Nevada. Merry Christmas to you and the family.


  • Kevin says:

    Merry Christmas, Jicky! When you come back, we will no longer be your (close by) neighbors. We bought an apartment in Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens) and are moving in February.


    Kevin and Jackie


  • Jicky says:

    Merry Christmas. Wow, you mean I have to cross a river to visit? Congrats!


  • The parents says:

    Na, hoffentlich wird 2011 trockener!
    P & M