Just a quick thing. Despite my best intentions, posting might be a little light the next couple of days. Why, you ask?
Because it’s raining like crazy.
See, I live in a cul-de-sac. The turn-in into my street doesn’t drain very well when it’s raining, although for some reason as soon as the rain STOPS, the water clears out pretty quickly. So yesterday I left to run errands in the morning, and got back home aorund 1:00pm. The water (which was non-existent when I left) was so deep on the sides of the road and in the turn-in to my street, that it was lapping up over the curb ONTO the sidewalk. Did I mention that there is a pretty deep dip right there, too? So altogether the water was probably about 10-12 inches deep at the deepest point, and about 10 feet across: all the way into the middle of the cross street.
My car almost died trying to turn in, although the water was almost gone this morning. Now, bear in mind, that I have a little car. It sits low to the ground; I don’t think I’d have this kind of trouble in even a SLIGHTLY larger vehicle. But I don’t have a larger vehicle. I have my little Civic hatchback.
Tomorrow it’s supposed to rain for THIRTY-SIX HOURS STRAIGHT. I’m packing a bag, and staying at my boss’s house for two nights, because I’m afraid that I might not be able to get back home. Or worse, I might get HOME from work, only to be flooded in the next morning! (Fortunately, my boss and his wife and I are all good friends!) This IS unusually heavy rain for this area, so I’m hoping it’s not like this every winter. If it is, I’m screwed. Seriously.
I have a post I’m working on that I’m hoping to get up while I’m at work tomorrow. But that will probably be it for the week.