Life is good.  Any day you wake up is a good day.  Any day you see the grass from the green side is a great day.  Where am I going with this you ask?  Wait, this opinion piece rambles even more!

Let me set the stage for you.  Late last night I was cruising down Highway 90, top down and radio entertaining the stars and thought to myself that maybe today I would clean the inside of my car.  No way would I wash it with the rains of the last couple of weeks but I would at least clean the inside.  Today we divided weekend chores and I volunteered to grocery shop.  Since the sun was shining brightly I drove to the grocery with the top down from last night.  Great drive to the grocery with the top down and radio blaring!  After buying a few things I realized I had left my wallet on the seat of my car, with the top down!  I left my basket near the door and dashed to my car and found my wallet safe and sound!  Of course my first thought was "life is good" because my wallet was there and intact.  Went back inside and resumed the eradication of the shopping list.  Nice leisurely stroll through the store with their background music lulling me into a false sense of security!

As I neared the door after checking out I slipped on my sunglasses, prepared for the blast of vitamin D when I was taken aback by a wall of water!  Then I was quickly awakened to the fact that my top was still down!  Other people were standing around waiting for the rain to subside but I was the one walking calmly to the top down car at the very end of the lot.  I couldn't wait for the rain to slack because I knew every minute my carpet and seats were soaking up all Mother Nature could dish out.  Got to the car and raised the top and windows.  Stashed the groceries and drove home in a blinding rain.

Once I got home I unloaded the groceries and wiped all of them down.  I took the plastic bags into the garage and emptied them of accumulated water and proceeded to wipe down the inside of my car.  After a few towels and a couple of passes of a chamois the inside is clean!  Used a small shop vac to remove some of the water and dispersed some Damp Rid to remove more moisture.  Tomorrow and for days to come I'm sure I will have copious quantities of baking soda and charcoal briquets dispersed on my floor boards to diminish the smell.  Obviously I have had similar experiences but we won't go there.

So, on a bright sunny Sunday afternoon I learned there are still some honest people because my wallet did not vanish.  I got the inside of my car looking great and have some really clean groceries!  Yes, life is good.  I'll get back to you when I find out if my radio survived the deluge!