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!
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