It has become apparent that the time has come to become proactive about this weather situation. I'm pretty flexible when it comes to amusing myself during inclement weather. Of course, I do exactly the same thing as I do during clement weather, which is nothing. Still, I prefer to do my nothing when I'm sitting on a beach, basking in the sun.
Apparently the summer gods have decided to collude with Parks Ontario to install private swimming pools on every lot, in order to keep the lakes more pristine. This would account for the torrential rains and the cold we've been having since early July.
The other possibility is that I have royally ticked them off by sneaking up through Ontario from the south end. This caught them by surprise and it was almost 24 hours before they realized I was back at Grundy and they unleashed torrents of water.
Given my track record, I suspect it's the latter and so the time has come to start thinking about sacrificing something that will appease them. Unfortunately, virgins are kind of thin on the ground. On the other hand, I like goats and I'd feel really bad about beheading one, although I do have a really nice recipe for goat curry. Decisions, decisions.