Finally. Just like last year, the bulk of our tulip bulbs were set to arrive the first week in December and just like last year it rained the day before they arrived. And every fourth or fifth day after that. I really wanted these bulbs in the ground much earlier than this but I definitely wanted them in the ground before Christmas. Yesterday it had been five days since it rained and with seventy percent chance of rain last night I figured the ground was as good as it was going to get. Milan actually helped me put out one bed of four hundred bulbs and I was able to get the next three beds in the ground while he was napping. It took us right up until dark to finish mulching the beds but we got done. Last night as the rain started at about nine, I felt nothing but relief. Looking back on pictures of tulips from last year, despite the epic fail that it was, I am excited about spring.