Have you ever noticed how often mothers are actually spot-on correct?
Dreadful, isn't it?
My Mum has long had a saying (presumably based on the Queensland climate), "Don't worry if your washing is out and there's a shower in the morning - it will still be dry before dark."
I did a quick load this morning, despite the fact that the day did not look propitious.
In fact, if it had been anywhere but here (we usually miss out on the rain here - all the towns around get it) I would have said it looked downright precipitous.
Anyway my washing was out and the sun wasn't, but I'm sure it was getting dry slowly. Then I noticed the sound of light rain. As I was about to do the run down to rescue it I looked out at the neighbours' roof and realised that it must have been misting and lightly raining for a while. Too late for dry washing rescue. Nevermind, my Mum always used to say, "Don't worry if your washing is out and there's a shower in the morning - it will still be dry before dark." It'll be fine.
I looked at the time. It was 12.15pm. Do you know, my Mum was exactly right - I reckon the washing was about 15 minutes off dry when I checked it as the sun was going down.
How many sets of clean and dry underwear do we have in the house?
... Enough for tomorrow, thankfully.