and it was really pretty impressive to see after such a long, hot, dry Seattle summer.
Of course every wheelchair user knows that it’s just not worth fighting a downpour – you have no grip to go up or down any kind of grade and you just get so wet being in a sitting position. David was in the country so I was smart enough to get him to drive me to and from my museum stint. The fact that somebody rushed out with his coat held over my head as I went up the ramp to the covered porch should have clued me in to just how ridiculously hard it was coming down but when it was time to leave I blithely said “Oh no biggie” to the other docent who was very gallantly suggesting I wait a few minutes for the cloudburst to wane a little. Once I was out of the cover of the porch all I had to do was scoot down the ramp and cross a small courtyard – no biggie indeed!
Well of course I had NO GRIP to go downhill so the ramp was interesting and by the time I got to the open car door every article of clothing I had on was absolutely drenched. So….. now that I’ve remembered just how wet you can get I probably won’t make that mistake again….. for a while 😉
Look what fabulous shades of grey we got to enjoy later in the afternoon though – almost worth it 🙂