This Week…Waiting For Rain and the Country’s Birthday

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This Week…Waiting For Rain and the Country’s Birthday


After weeks of 100+ degree heat and no rain, all of the grass and other plants are in need of water!  The area closer to the coast received most of the showers that were due. 



They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin



We got a few sprinkles this morning but barely enough to make it worth carrying an umbrella. 


The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. Thomas Jefferson



Unfortunately, like all of the parks, Kickerillo has been suffering as well. The flowers and vegetables in the garden are all dry. They are trying to water the many trees that were planted months ago but there are too many to cover. 

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
John Adams


Of course, be careful what you wish for…it IS hurricane season and Houston knows about too much rain!!!



Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. Samuel Adams


Thanks to June’s Challenge hosted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, and Endre Barath, Jr.  I noticed even more homes and businesses flying Old Glory this week.

There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.

Alexander Hamilton

And, if you haven’t seen the ActiveRain Point Store is Open! Let the July Challenge Begin! You won’t want to miss this one! Let your reactive juices flow! (Please forgive the first of many more shameless promotions.)

No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.

 John Jay



Whatever your plans are to celebrate our 

great nation’s birthday…be safe, be grateful for where we live, and have fun!!!

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison




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Comments (28)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Hoping you get your rain, Wonderful information, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Holiday weekend, Bill 

Jul 02, 2022 06:54 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Hope the rain that is needed in your area doesn't interfere with outdoor Holiday plans for you.

Jul 02, 2022 07:26 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, we are back in a drought here too, and have a few sprinkles, but not nearly enough to make a difference.  Lots of monsoon clouds!

Jul 02, 2022 07:50 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and Thank you for sharing these great quotes with us today here in the Rain.  Make it a great 4th!

Jul 02, 2022 09:07 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

So, if I am perfectly honest, I do not mind rain on the forth. Now not all day, starting about 10pm so the booming stops.

Jul 02, 2022 10:04 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy we're waiting for rain as well but so far we've gotten about 10 drops. It is thick with mugginess outside.  I just went out to make sure the bird fountain has plenty of water in it for the birdies.  They are loving that fountain - a LOT which is so fun to watch.  Let's pray for rain for both of us. 

And BTW nice shameless promotion of the July Challenge!  Love it!

Jul 02, 2022 10:43 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Kathy!!! Happy 4th of July Holiday!!!

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

Jul 02, 2022 11:46 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We could use some rain here as well Kathy, love the Hollyhocks. Happy 4th of July weekend to you and Larry!

Jul 02, 2022 11:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin our Founding Fathers left a legacy of many noteworthy quotes...but I do wish those now in DC would take the time to read them. 

Thank you Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores have a good holiday weekend. 

Jul 02, 2022 11:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Brian England still waiting on it but the weekend will still be good!!!

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for the feature in your group!  It looks like most of the rain was closer to the shore. Still waiting for it. 

Jul 02, 2022 11:59 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

faye schubert yikes!!!! We don't want that kind of rain either. Houstonians still remember Harvey.

Grant Schneider I hope so too so your BBQ isn't ruined!!!  Bet it will be good. 

Jul 02, 2022 12:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker it sounds like the weather we're having!  It's a bit overcast now but so hot and humid it's hard to breathe.

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley you know how they say be careful what you wish for...when we were in FL I was tired of all of the sunny days. It then rained for two weeks straight.

Jul 02, 2022 12:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 we'll have to wait and see. There was a bushfire last night caused by a large organized fireworks display.

Joan Cox I hope you get your rain because I know your area has had fires. Don't want that.

Jul 02, 2022 12:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

HI Will Hamm I will and hope you're cooking up something fun for the holidays.

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty When we did a lot of boating in FL, we didn't mind if it rained as long as it was late afternoon so we could get the diving/fishing out of the way.

Jul 02, 2022 12:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker I've been putting watermelon rinds out for the birds...they love it! My squirrels will eat a little of it.  Be prepared for more shameless promotions.

Jul 02, 2022 12:12 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Plug away baby!  As will I!!  Watermelon rinds - all kinds of birds like that?  I don't want to attract rodents or birds of prey which we have a lot of around here and we're very careful up to now.  The birds have plenty of flowers etc which them seem to like.

Jul 02, 2022 12:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! it breaks my heart to see the garden at Kickerillo so dry. I've seen how they "spot water" the trees and garden. They need a good soaking.

Jul 02, 2022 12:13 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy when it comes to rain, sometimes it is all or nothing.

Jul 02, 2022 03:23 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Kathy Streib 

This is a well-written and profound post with equally profound quotes from our Founders. There is much work to restore the Republic 

Jul 02, 2022 03:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

George Souto I agree. I don't remember it ever being this hot when we lived here before. Dallas tended to get temps in the 100's. 

Doug Dawes thank you so much for your kind words. I too love the quotes. When you read them it's almost as if they knew what might come about. We have to get back on track. 



Jul 02, 2022 04:58 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hope you get just enough rain - not too much and not too little!

Jul 03, 2022 04:57 AM