a newer one »Contrast

August Flood

Blog

Last night was irrigation. I would really like to have irrigation not between 1:00am and 4:00am. I feel like all the times I'm here they are at painful o'clock.

So, let's get the data. My times this year:

1:25 am
12:55 pm
2:05 am
8:40 pm
1:45 pm
2:05 am
11:00 pm
4:25 pm
4:10 am
10:05 pm
5:10 am
12:45 pm

Okay, maybe my times aren't so bad, definitely confirmation and recency biases with the middle of the night irrigation whinging.

Last night's irrigation was relatively smooth. I woke at 1:05, drifted until 1:15, wandered out. John wasn't very talkative at 1:25 am this morning, and neither was I, so our chit-chat was short and lowkey.

John said the flow was fantastic, the head high. I checked the checks were in place after he released the water (right on time, was lovely), then went back to the house, set my alarm, and went back to sleep (always a risk, as waking back up to switch over is important). I woke up 1:30 into the delivery, wandered out to the portals, and pulled the east-side half check. I was more than a little bit out of it after wandering back to sleep for another 20 minutes, so didn't really check the yard, the flow, or the inlets where the water goes from the back to the front yard. When I wandered out at 3:30 am, there was water on both sides of the front yard, so I agreed with John that the flow was (sufficiently) good.

My sleep was only mostly wrecked by the irrigation, so, an irrigation win.

Add new comment