Today was the day we took Thing1 back to his college to start his senior year - unlike freshman year. No tears, no hysterics, nothing. Just another day. After we had gotten home and fed Buffy we couldn't find her anywhere. I decided to check Thing1's room.
We've been getting a lot of rain. Somewhere between 10 and 15 inches this month where normal is somewhere around 6 or 7. Most of it comes in one hour deluges. Today we got two of these deluges. The first one included some nasty straight line winds and numerous funnel clouds a couple of counties away. And damage...
This is part of my next door neighbors tree
And one in the parkway. It used to be as tall as the one next to it
There was a bit of flooding in the streets
Some people don't know to slow down
The backyard took a hit as well
The second wasn't as bad. Lots of rain but no damage.
It did kinda flood the intersection. Again.
Once the neighbors started clearing the drains the water went away quickly.
After the water receded it was easy to see how far away from the street it had gotten. The debris line is about 10 feet from the curb.
I spent my first night in the hospital as a patient. To the best of my knowledge I had not been there since I was born almost 46 years ago. I got to spend two nights in the local hospital getting all kinds of tests (and no diagnosis...). On the plus side I did get to eat filet mignon for dinner one night and lobster tail the next :-)