February 28, 2011

It's Raining Cats & Dogs!!

What a way to start the week...went to bed last night to some rain outside my window only to be woke up @ 430 this morning to the tornado siren going off!! Now I'm a self proclaimed WEENIE when it comes to storms -I've always have been -always will be...so I jumped right up -woke up the hubby & kid -grabbed the cat & took off for the basement.  As we got to the basement we were greeted with about an inch of water!!! I couldn't believe it! We've lived here almost 2 years & it has never flooded! Thank goodness we have a room that was added before we moved in & it sits up on some 2x4 boards that was high engough & still dry or our new computer would've been soaked! Luckily my husband unplugged our drain in the floor & it has all went down. Our little street isn't flooded either. Unfortanetly other people in town have not been so lucky.  My poor sister just lives 5 mins across town & she has like 3 feet of water in her basement! Streets all over are flooded ... it's crazy! All our schools were canceled again 2day...the poor kids will be making up days till next fall @ this rate!!

Here's a few pics of my sister's basement & of a neighborhood of a friend of mine's:






Anyhow - while I'm thankful to only have a little bit to dry out - I'm worried about those who don't. I'm going to keep them in my prayers that they can get dried out quickly & without too much lost.

We had my husband's cousin, his girlfriend, & their 2 kids stay this weekend so our house is a total disaster!! My major OCD is kicking in so I'll probably spend most of the day cleaning up ...hopefully I can get something crafty done today though too.

I hope all my fellow OHIOIANS are keeping dry & safe - everywhere else too for that matter. Hopefully your Monday started out better than ours!

9 comments:

myomyohi said...

We don't have water in the basement, but our neighbors are all standing in water. Our weeping willow is keeping us yard lake free. Heaven help us when it dies.

rachel said...

I wondered if you lost any limbs last night...thank goodness it's there!

Carmen at Primcats said...

Yep, Ohio here ... flooding everywhere around me too. Praying for those going under water. :(

Carmen and the Primcats

rachel said...

Me too...glad to hear your above water! :)

Sheila said...

Girls, I watched some of this on the news at noon today. My thoughts went immediately to my blogging friends. Wild weather in so many places across the country and fires in west Texas and more snow in other areas. I'm in south east Idaho and we're snowy and cold but I'm not going to complain one bit knowing so many of you have worse circumstances to deal with. Praying for you all.
~Sheila
http://seasonsofthyheart.blogspot.com

lilraggedyangie said...

U KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ON FINDING NEMO?

JUST KEEP SWIMMING SWIMMING SWIMMING !LOL :0)
I posted two posts worth of pics from last nights storm and I couldn't get pics when it was at its worst it was too dark! Praying for those who have it worse!
lil raggedy angie

michelle said...

Were good here thank goodness.Did you see on the news the poor lady in the volkswagon that they still haven found.just horrible.Poor angie,we lucked out this time.the houses across from us all flooded though.I think I would have lost my marbles if it flooded down there again.we just redid everything.hang in there .blessings michelle

rachel said...

That's crazy! I know alot of people are probably dealin with the mess now ..michelle -glad you missed it this time! I just talked to Angie & they are still tryin to clean up ...

Faye Henry said...

HERE'S PRAYING THAT ALL WILL TURN OUT DRYER, RACHEL.. WE USUALLY HAVE FLOODS HERE QUITE BAD LATER IN THE SPRING NEAR THE RIVERS BUT WE RIGHT NOW WE JUST HAVE SNOW.
KEEP SAFE ....
BLESSINGS..