Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rain and More Rain

Surprise! Surprise! I was able to sneak online. With any luck, I'll even be able to get a blog post made.

Thunderstorms moved into our area Monday evening. Abundant lightning forced us to shut down and unplug the computer. By midnight two or three squall lines had passed through and all was quiet. However, the rain drowned out our telephone again. The telephone outages are effecting several of our neighbors too. Obviously, there's a problem with something getting wet that should stay dry, and it isn't being permanently repaired. (Grumble, grumble at the telephone company.) The phone started working again mid-morning.

Overnight we received a total of 1.8" or rain. Jo was able to take the dogs on their regular morning walk during a lull between storms. Mid-morning brought another thundershower. There wasn't much lightning or strong winds, but it really rained. We picked up another 2.25" before noon. These photos were taken during that downpour.

The photo above shows the little winter creek at the back of our yard.

Where the creek comes under the fence is normally about a foot wide.

The front yard normally doesn't have a creek running through it. I hope it doesn't wash away my firewood.

After another lull it is raining heavily again. I hear thunder moving in too and need to get off the computer. With any luck I'll get this posted.



Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for your guys. That is a lot of rain. We are just now getting it here in Ohio. And it should rain all day today and tomorrow as well. We are expecting about 3 inches total. That is a lot of rain for us too and we will have creeks where grass grew.

smilnsigh said...

Much luck to you! But I really *fear* for us, on issues of 'the-sky-is-falling' stuff. I'm seeing lots of 'the-sky-is-falling' stuff, all around and in my life. Yish...

Much as I love the moon in all its phases, and love the beauty of the Full Moon ~ I feel another of the Full Moon Bad Vibes about.

Repeat Yish. But luck you you, for keeping phone lines and computer access and letting up of rain and all that jazzzzzzzzzzzzz.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh Marvin I hope you have your hip boots ready. Geez. Your garden looks worse than ours and ours is pretty bad considering that we don't have a creek going by our house. At least we didn't before todays rain. The rain is to continue here through tomorrow too. Maybe we will meet up floating down a river someplace. tee hee...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

P.S. We had to nag the phone company about a line that went out during every rain too. They finally fixed it when they decided we would keep nagging until they did. Finally a concious worked found the problem and fixed it in no time.

Anonymous said...

Ugg, this is the time of the year things get strange with the weather! Stay safe!

Tess said...

Wow Marvin, thats quite a bit of water there. Hopefully all your water dams are full ready for the hot summer.

Tom said...

Like others above me I wish you well.
I must admit I take the weather for granted.. or did so until resently. The same goes with our power and telephones. Through blogging I have started to see how others suffer at these times and it makes me now realise how lucky I am that way.
The hills of the Pennine range take most of the bad weather around here, leaving the towns below to suffer the flash floods and such like. Where I am is quite high up and any downpours whizz by down the hill. Our power and gas are encased underground and it normally holds in the worst of weather. The down side of all this is I live in a bricks and mortar mill town, where houses are crammed together and boy are the houses small.
I think I would swop powercuts and downed lines to live out of town on a hillside where my next neighbour is just the flickering light in the distance. I don't mean to make light of any hardship you feel at times, I just long to live in the countryside I normally post about.

Great post and it really had me thinking about my space and where we live.