Of *course* it did no more than drizzle on me.
I think I’ve bonded with the drain at… oh, I forget the intersection a couple blocks south of me. I went out after a deluge last month (or the month before?) and saw assorted older folks clearing debris from the storm drains… and found one of my own. It’s gratifying to see that what was a deep, wheel-drenching backup puddle has been freed to flow gaily down the drain! I unleashed my own personal impact on the world! Today’s rain that ended right before I went home sent lots of leaves into piles and, surely enough, that same puddle was there and I liberated it! No more droplets massed in anonymous sameness. Their flowing force has been unleashed!
Those “Smart-Tek” pants that said they retailed for $199.99 at Sierra Trading Post that their email said I could have for $7.95 and shipping – came to less than $20 ’cause I ordered two pair – arrived. I figured the price was a: a mistake, b: they were seconds, c: they were really cheap poncho-like pants.
Looks like “a” since the receipt had the “price” at $49.99 – the kind of markdown they usually have, and I might have gotten them at that price – but I was billed at the stated 96% off price.
Far as I can tell – in the drizzle that did fall – they really are a good imitation of Gore-tex, and they’re designed for cycling. Back goes up high – say no to crack! – and the ankles have reflective piping and velcro to skinnify them, *and* there isn’t a mess of extra stuff down there as if to go over boots and keep snow out.
I’m ready for WEATHER 😀 😀