This photo was taken on August 8, 2021 at 8:20 AM,
The location was at my home in Beltsville, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came after several years of using this as a reference point.
The path from the steps of my back porch to the gravel driveway where I usually park my car has two concrete sections. The one closest to the steps has a set of irregular cracks in it which
after a rain and having absorbed water during the downpour - have the edges of the cracks dry later than the surrounding smooth surfaced concrete.
It is by viewing these peripheral wet places through the window in the back door, that I can estimate how long it has been since it last rained. From this I can get a small idea of what to
expect on the roadways when I take off for a trip in my car.
Little cues are many times very helpful.
Here is hoping you too, have a set of cues which you may subconsciously rely upon in addition to the wealth of information available on our phones.
All the best,
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SF1967 (Thursday, 02 September 2021 17:57)
I have something similar right outside my house. If I walk out and step into a puddle I know its time to turn around and grab an umbrella.
MHampy (Thursday, 02 September 2021 17:59)
Lol I must say, that is a brilliant idea.
thatoneguy (Thursday, 02 September 2021 18:00)
i believe this would qualify as one of those #lifehacks.
Gabe (Thursday, 02 September 2021 18:08)
Your title reminded me of something my granpa built. He has all kinds of good ideas when it comes to creative problem solving so when he got to a point where he felt he couldnt drive in the rain anymore he made a really cool rain gauge. He took a big red light and attachhed it to the wall on his covered patio. The red light was attached to a wire that ran along the wall outside and into a collection cup and when it would rain the water would somehow trigger the light to turn on so if he saw red on the patio he knew to call a cab or my dad. I never understood how the water didnt short the wire...he mustve done something...but it worked.
xXRodriguezXx (Thursday, 02 September 2021 18:10)
It looks like hyroglifics* or something.
I am pretty sure I spelled that word wrong lol.
GpaJake (Thursday, 02 September 2021 18:11)
Ah the things we begin to notice as we age. I keep an eye out for water when I go out too.
GeorgieProf (Thursday, 02 September 2021 18:14)
Now if only I could convince the people here to do this and drive appropriately. I swear people in my county see rain and decide to drive recklessly.
Bruce (Friday, 03 September 2021 15:27)
Thank you for all of your great comments - the variety of content of them was a great pleasure to read. Thank you for making my day.