Saturday, May 31, 2008
More Of The Same!
Same Song, Second Verse!
Today we were going to meet Sarah in Stillwater to pick up the cutest baby in the whole wide world ( our little piece of the world at least!) when I noticed it started getting dark outside. I checked the radar and saw a storm was headed our way. I called Sarah and told her we would probably wait a little bit before heading over for the weather looked kind of dark. She called her cousin in Stillwater and she said every thing was fine, sunny, nice etc. OK, but it is not here. I told Sarah I was going to wait at least 30 minutes for I felt we were about to get hit hard by a storm. It was not just green and yellow on the radar but rather red and even dark red and it was coming right for us. I have a weather alert on my computer and even my phone if it is a tornado warning, but for thunderstorm warnings I have it only come to the computer. I don't need to be woke from a dead sleep for someone to tell me it is storming outside. Besides, Callie my dog will tell me by scratching at the door to get in bed with us. But the computer got the little weather alert and I told my husband we were going to wait. Boy I am glad I did. It started raining....BIG drops. Now I have always heard if it is raining big drops the rain won't last long. It has proven to be true long as I can remember and today was no exception at all. It rained for only 30 minutes. Almost on the dot 30 minutes. We got FOUR inches of rain in 30 minutes. BUT this time the new system we put in did not get washed out. The new flower bed that we re-did, held. The creek that Scott had put big rocks in, not the gravel, did much better. But I have never seen so much rain in my life. The rain gutter could not hold it, it was just gushing off the roof. It was gushing everywhere, down the driveway, off the patio, down the hill, down the creek, out the garden, over the hill, through the woods, to grandmothers house it came. But this time I think we are OK. I wonder if the people that sold us this house a few months ago knew this was an issue with the water???? Or not?( anyone want to make a little wager on that question?) So as it stands right now, as of last Sunday night up to Saturday mid-morning, we have received 10 inches of rain. TEN INCHES in less than one week. Why didn't I have a pond to fill, or a rain water catcher made. Something to store this water, for you know that come later this summer.......we will be begging for rain. TEN INCHES,~~ head shake~~, can you believe THAT?!
(BY THE WAY, WE GOT THE BABY AND SHE IS STILL ADORABLE, CUDDLY, CUTE, FUNNY, and still screams! What is up with that?!)