I got soaked this mornin'.
I suppose it was my own fault.
I have had the same winter coat/rain jacket since 1996. I got it for my birthday when I was a senior in high school. I don't think I was particularly grateful then, so I just wanted to say thanks.
This coat just works too darn well. Every-time I consider buying a light weight rain jacket or another winter coat, my old faithful friend stops me in my tracks. It took me through
This morning as we were heading in to drop Phil off he asked me when I got my jacket. I kinda looked at him funny. 1996. A conversation then ensued about how I cannot justify parting with this 14 year old jacket. It fits, the elastic is good. It keeps me warm. It's still waterproof...
Then I walked home from the garage in one of those moments of downpour we have been having around here this week. In fairness I took the bus two miles and only walked a mile. I was feeling a wee bit moist inside my jacket...even with the vents open. Sure enough when I got home two things happened. The rain stopped and I realized I had forgotten to zip the front. Apparently using the snaps is not enough. If only the wearer was as reliable as the jacket.