A rainy Saturday - am still trying to get outside for a short walk. Decided to try the treadmill thing again. This time I hooked up the TV in front of the treadmill and watched a local weather show on tornadoes, storms, etc. I managed a little over a mile, then decided to really watch the program.
It has been a gentle steady rain. As I am writing this, I can see the beautiful green grass and the two blossoming apple trees. Everything looks so fresh. I hope this year sees us with more rain. The topsoil now is okay, but the subsoil still needs about 10 -12 inches to offset last year's dry conditions.
It looks like it has stopped for a while, so I will try again for a quick walk.