Things to do on a rainy day besides curl up inside

Things to do on a rainy day besides curl up inside

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This weather may send many of us heading for a good book and a favorite chair to snuggle in, but there are some things you should get up and do on a rainy day.

It's been said if you're car shopping, you will make a better deal if you hit the car lot on a rainy day.

Plus, free water falling from the sky, so you can bet valley nurseries see a big benefit in rainy days -- and they want others to take advantage of it too.

How about dragging those houseplants outdoors and giving them a good long drink of rain water? If you don't mind getting a little wet.

"I'm wet but it's not a sweat wet, it's beautiful rain so I absolutely love days like today," says Jeff Harper of Harper's Nursery.

Jeff Harper says get out the fertilizer, the herbicide, anything that needs watering, and get it on your lawn now.

While you're out there...

"Getting out, pulling some weeds. you're not going to get hot and sweaty today but you can see how easy these weeds come up, roots and all."

Once the gardening's set, how about car shopping? Rainy days are supposed to be great days to buy a car.

That's news to the Funks, who came to Sanderson Ford looking for a truck on this rainy Monday.

"These people are historically known for not bugging you, which is part of why I'm here so it wasn't the rain it's because they don't bug you," says Richard Funk.

Word is, dealers are more willing to deal on a rainy day. Shoppers are scarce so they aren't likely to reach quotas or goals for the day. Fact or fiction?

"I would say it's a fact. As I said we want to sell a vehicle and if we're not getting as many opportunities and people are not coming in, we're going to be more motivated to make a deal," says Tom Collins of Sanderson Ford.

Miss your opportunity today? Don't worry. The forecast shows there is more rain to come in the next few days!

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