Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The One Where it Rained Cats and Dogs


Okay, maybe it didn’t actually rain cats and dogs. But it has been a seriously weird, dark day of hailstorms, thunder and lightning and flash floods. And to make things more interesting, it is trash day. Our trash can remained firmly anchored in front of our house, but all over town, full trash cans were taken from their residences on a wicked water ride to intersections and main streets, where they left debris everywhere. On the way to pick up Skippy from school, it was like a trash and vegetation obstacle course to reach him. The storm drains were plugged with huge piles of trash and the gutters are about six feet wide with muddy water. And did I mention my electricity went out? Interesting fact: I can still e-mail and text from my ipod touch during an electricity outage because the AT&T router is on a backup battery pack! Interesting...

This is the “little storm.” The big one is scheduled to arrive on Thursday. Keep your eye out for us floating by on a raft or something.

7 comments:

shelby said...

hallelujah for backup batteries! haha

Momza said...

You got rain...we got a snowstorm...it lasted an hour, covered everything like a winter wonderland, then dissappeared at dinner time. Schizophrenic weather is not new to Colorado.

Cherie said...

I was watching all that flooding and mud slides on tv. Yikes!
Hope you are in a good place and don't float away!!

Kristin said...

I heard about that awful big storm hitting you all in California. Almost like a tornado they described it. You take care - no floating away . . . we just got ya back.

Kristin

Raechal said...

wasn't it crazy?! I'm a little scared for Thursday if this was just the warm-up!

The family said...

Its totally crazy isn't it? Hey text meyour number - I lost m numbers . My cell phone crashed. How are you? MY new years resolution = back on the blog. I'll be a better visitor! Congrats on your son coming back home to CA!

Cindy said...

Yeah. Crazy stuff. Our trash day was Monday and it was similar around here. And we are now the proud owners of a water pump to keep the rain from coming into our house in the back! Thursday has me a bit nervous...