My friend Melinda gave me a Maine weather stick last Christmas. It always gets a little sad when it's damp out, but it looks especially droopy tonight. Maybe we'll have some nice storms tomorrow.
I know it's just reacting to the moisture in the air, but as an atmospheric observer, it's a hell of a lot more effective than the $30 steel barometer I bought at Breed and Company and mounted on the porch across from the weather stick. That dumb expensive thing is insanely wrong almost all the time, stubbornly insisting the air pressure is so high that if it were accurate, we'd all be carting our internal organs around in wheelbarrows.
Honestly, what does a girl have to do to get a commercial barometer that's worth a damn? I've had terrible luck with them so far. Which is a pretty dumb thing to complain about, but it doesn't seem like it should be that complicated. I mean, we've only had the technology for 400 years or so.
Anyway, I hope the stick is right. We can always use the rain.