a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday Excitement...Part Two

These are from Marcy's perspective.  The approaching storm is beautiful.  We can hear the roar above us.
The water was beginning to run into the basement.  As you can see my hero watching me risk life and limb to open a spill way with A MOP!
My flip flops came off. I threw them toward the basement and opened a spillway quite well, I think for an old fat lady.  I'm wondering why I even bothered with an umbrella.  I guess I was just using that for a lightning rod!
Andrew in the dark basement played guitar.
Part of the aftermath.
Glad to get some rain.

17 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Wow, that is some storm....funny to hear rain in Dec.....here always snow in December.......Keep dry.....Blessings Francine.

Sandy said...

Gail,

OMG, the water came in fast. Ya'll were very lucky it wasn't worse, Yes, you should have given up the umbrella.

Dreaming said...

I only wish we could have gotten just a bit of that! Brrr... it looks cold!

John Gray said...

the hero with the mop!!

TexWisGirl said...

come on! you at least have some muck boots or rain boots! :) i always am out in the rain (but not lightning) creating run-off spillways, too.

Country Gal said...

It used to snow in December here but the climate has changed so much here we get rain then later in the new year snow usually . What you mean old fat women ? NOT ! I like the photos of you, looking good girl . I am glad it wasn't worse for you ! Nice photos Marcy . Have a good evening !

Buttons said...

Wow again that is a lot of rain. Hero's are like that:)
Glad you are going to be OK. Great shots Marcy. B

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, that must have been some storm, and loved the comment about your hero with the mop ;)

Brian Miller said...

its pretty cool the resiliency of children...in the midst of it all he sits down and plays guitar...that is cool to me...and hope not too much water got in the basement...

LindaG said...

Gosh.
Doubly glad you're all okay.
Hope they got some rain further North, too.

carolina nana said...

Wow that's a lot of water. We only got about 1/2" of rain out of the system by the time it got here but we needed it badly. Glad you all are safe and glad you got some rain.
Blessings
Marilyn

Kimberly Taylor said...

I'm not used with storm, and bit nervous about that thing. I feel worry seeing you outside your safe place. Good to know you'll still strong that chores alone.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Looks like you got the brunt of it. I thought we were in for a snow storm, but that fizzled too. We are surely in a bad drought in my area- a good soaking rain would be nice. (ditch the umbrella!)

SaucyKod said...

That's a small river running through your yard " A River Runs Through It" came to mind, when I saw all that water. I just love that photo of you with the umbrella in one hand and the broom in the other. Hope your basement did not get much and was swept away in time. Great photos Marcy - love storm clouds - really nice pictures.

Sandra said...

i am glad you made the remark about the umbrella because i thought it and would not have said it. glad you are safe

Lynne said...

Bread making looks like more fun!

Sue said...

Almost hard to imagine the drought you've been through looking at those photos!

Merry Christmas, my friend.

=)

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