The last several days have been extremely gloomy... something we are not used to in these parts (at least not on a continuous basis). The rain hasn't stopped much, the clouds haven't parted (though we did see brief rays of sun early evening today, thankfully), and the temperatures have been cooler than I would prefer. While I don't mind the rain, and actually at times find it quite nice, I've had enough now. Unfortunately, the weather gods don't seem to be listening.
Despite the gloomy weather, we did take the bikes out today for a ride around the area (me on the Hillborne, Sam on his LHT), and though it was windy and cold, it was so nice to be outside just enjoying being outdoors. We searched neighborhood houses to see if we could find a front porch like the one I have envisioned in my head (I enjoy coming up with abstract or theoretical ideas; Sam would prefer something concrete to see what I'm thinking... Often we discover that what's in my brain isn't entirely plausible), and also spotted a few houses that we'd seen during open houses of years' past. Some are back up for sale again, while others seem to have more permanent residents.
We enjoyed the day, and enjoyed the bicycles. Now, if someone can tell me how to bargain with the weather god for a nice, sunny 70 degree set of days, I would be eternally grateful. :o)