Awesome Day 5 - Listening to the Rain Drip

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

We had winter weather here today in DC - nothing like the snow that hit Chicago last night and shut the city down - or the blizzard that dumped 19 inches on Lake Tahoe and caused an avalanche.  We don't get that kind of weather in DC - or at least when we do - we call it snowmaggedon and the city shuts down and we lose power for three days - and the world comes to an end - at least within the beltway because we are not made of sterner stuff here.

Instead - we had rain and a little bit of gunk mixed into it - maybe a little sleet or snow - but just a little.  I had a meeting with a client and then I came home and turned the fireplace on.  Around 4, Arthur and I went out for a walk in the rain - and it was raining hard.  He had on his raincoat - which only covers his back and underbelly.  His head was bare and bowed and his four legs and paws were trying to dance through the rain gushing along the gutters and down the middle of the street.  Every once in a while, he would stop to shake his whole body as if that would make him drier in a cold winter rain storm.  Since I didn't want to repeat this experience for several hours, we stayed out until I was sure that he had done all the business that he needed to do.  We were wet through and through.

By 7:30 or so, the rain had stopped and we ventured out again.  In the time that we were inside, the rain had stopped and the drops on the trees had frozen into a beautiful winter scene.  The temperature had risen a few degrees and now all I could hear was the drip of the rain - but it wasn't raining.  It was kind of like being in a cabin at summer camp and hearing the rain hit the tin roof.  You were safe and dry inside but you definitely knew it was raining.  This evening was like that.  I was safe and dry walking down the middle of the street - but it sounded like it was raining all around me - drip drip drip as the ice on the trees melted.  Kind of a magical way to walk through the evening.

What I am finding interesting about these posts is that when you are determined to find something awesome - or fun - or enjoyable in your day --it turns up - even when it means walking your dog in the dark and the cold.  There is actually beauty around us when you want to see it and enjoy it.

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James Dray
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Morning Lise.

I've slowed down a lot in the last few years.  It's amazing on all of the wonderful sights, sounds and smells I missed, but now enjoy.

Jan 19, 2020 01:45 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Lise Howe I love the sound of rain against windows.... it's calming.... 

Jan 19, 2020 04:36 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Lise. What is this about snow in Chicago shutting the city down? Other than the airports it was business as usual downtown with some inconvenience in the suburbs. The view was fantastic of the snow falling from my apartment. Enjoy your day!

Jan 19, 2020 04:53 AM #3
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Lise... my Bingo absolutely refuses to walk in the rain. I can't tell you how much he hates rain.

Jan 19, 2020 05:12 AM #4
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Wayne Martin   lol. My poor daughter took the train to the airport for a 7 pm flight to Miami to see a friend and her flight was cancelled. She went back to the city on the train, went to a party for the ski club at the booth school and then got up the next morning and flew to Miami in good weather! Ah to be a grad student

Jan 19, 2020 05:41 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Lise - I remember when I moved to Washington and was told that snow was fairly rare in the city but when it does happen....everything seems to shut down. 

Fortunately I lived in the city not far from a Metro train stop and my office at the time was above another stop.  I remember making a good impression for showing up when so many of my colleagues lived in Northern Virginia or Montgomery County.   Your post brought back some memories.  

Jan 19, 2020 06:01 AM #8
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George Souto
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Lise we got snow and very little rain.  It was just enough snow to make driving uncomfortable.

Jan 19, 2020 06:42 AM #9
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Michael Jacobs - here in Washington - It is Armageddon when it snows - i have thought about upcoming snow storms and thinking - there goes the winter sale season - when in reality it is a weekend or two days that we are shut in!  we really over react

Jan 19, 2020 06:48 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Lise. You are right and I agree: if you are open to it there is always something to experience and enjoy.

Jan 19, 2020 08:16 AM #11
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Lise,

I love the rain, and always appreciate it,  Even when living in the Midwest, it was a welcome event on a hot summer day...I like weather!  A

Jan 19, 2020 10:57 AM #14
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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We've had a lot of rain lately & have enjoyed it when I'm home. It gives me a great excuse to curl up on the couch with my cat & take a quick nap. We get very little snow & when it happens it's a major event for the city.

Jan 19, 2020 12:44 PM #15
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Lise- your last paragraph says it all. You are determined to find something awesome and you have!!!!

Jan 19, 2020 04:53 PM #16
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Kathy Streib - Thank you - I am having fun with this set of posts - I am curious where it will take me.

Jan 19, 2020 07:45 PM #17
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