Well it is me, and I'm sure many others as well, up and down the country.
It seems like forever when here in 'sunny' Cornwall we managed a complete summer's day and it's starting to get depressing. But then my woes are but nothing compared to the poor souls who suffered the atrocious flooding recently. I hope the flood waters never ever reach them again.
Whilst on the subject of excess water, can anyone tell me why the raised rain gutter on car roofs was designed out of their construction? My old Honda, I noted at the time of purchase in 1991, was built about the time that all cars were losing their guttering and opening the car door for access in pouring rain was a new, very wet experience if one didn't move rather quickly!
My poor wife came back this morning and, together with the car door's interior got a right old soaking before I could get to her in time. The car does indeed have slightly recessed rain channels but are next to useless if it is driven with the window slightly open. Braking or changing direction usually sends a shower of roof water cascading over and inside the glass. (yes I know, just change the car I hear you say! :o) Not quite yet I'm afraid.
I'm not sure if this is the case, but I'm sure a recently made American film had cars with gutters, so why not us? I had heard some time ago that their removal was because of better aerodynamics and to cut down on wind noise.
Well. that's got that off my chest, so now I patiently await any responses from our learned members. TC. :)
I have a Ford CMax with no guttering and if it is raining or if roof is wet opening any door results in water falling on to the edge of the seats. So every so often I have to clean off the water stains. The only solution is to wipe the edge of the roof before opening doors. Which, of course, I forget to do.
Having spent the best part of a week in 30 degree + heat i have to say that shopping in Clermont Ferrand 1 day ago torrential rain occured for all of 12 minutes,tried to do a Gene Kelly but the look on my neices face stopped me in my tracks,wonderful feeling though.Feel for those caught in floods though, fires and flash floods everwhere are an annual occurrence we can do little about.