Friday, September 25, 2009

214 of 365 memories...were gonna need a bigger boat!

Last Wednesday we started with some really bad rain storms. The weather people were predicting rain for our WHOLE area for the next 7 days. A part of me was like, HMMM really, 7 days. These are the same people that give you a 50 % chance of storms (somewhere) in the metro area :)

Well this time they were right.

We had rain EVERYDAY for over 7 days. And on Monday this week, the flood gates were opened . After having rain for so many days in a row, by Monday when we received 15 inches in less than 24 hours, it made for some not so pretty situations. Thank god, everyone we know did not have any major flooding but some areas had water over their roof tops. Sit back and think about that for a minute, COVERING THEIR whole house.

After the devastation we witnessed first hand in August 2005 in Louisiana, I never wanted to have to hear about rising water in an area that I was in. But mother nature, gave our family a refresher course.

At the end of the day, it made for some CRAZY traffic and once again a reminder to our family how lucky we are EVERY DAY of our lives.

These are some pictures from our house after the first couple of days....

our drains couldn't take anymore

it rained in sheets for 5 straight hours, it really was unbelievable

we have a creek behind our house and at one point it started pouring over into our yard

look to the left of the tree and you can see the water rushing from the creek. It is usually a very shallow creek that the kids play in.

These next pictures are from my in laws house. My father in law projected their creek behind their house rose OVER 6 feet. And it poured into their yard, taking everything with it!!

This is looking down into their yard. There was a swing set here and a glider swing, it's all gone!

The shed was holding on by a thread.

This is the latest project the kids and my father in law were working on. This is an off the ground club house. I'm 5'8 and I usually meet that blue peg on the climbing wall at eye level.

Utterly AMAZING!!!


The Dinsmores said...

WOW! That is amazing. I can't believe how high the water got at your in-laws.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my God. Is it drying up?

This is awful.

I feel so bad that I've been so busy. Haven't checked in for a while.

How's the knee?

Thinking of you.