Friday, September 9, 2011

Hey, Mr. Noah - can we borrow your boat?

First there were earthquakes. Freaked us out, but we managed.

Then there was Irene. Freaked us out more because we began to realize the issues actually started when things were about 100+ in the shade not when Irene made her appearance and came across as a lovely house guest. In the past 3 weeks we have had:

Hurricanes (Irene and Lee_
"some" flooding. Yeah - if some means going over all the creek banks and dangerous to walk the trails, then we'll go with some.

In all the years I have lived here in Northern VA (a depressing number) I have never seen this much water. I have never heard this much water fall from the sky screaming before piercing already overly soaked trees, houses, ground, creek beds and top soil. I have never gone to sleep before praying that the saturated ground still has enough hold to keep the trees where they are supposed to be, especially the one pointed at my kitchen (ok - as long as it stops at my kitchen and no one gets hurt, it may be a blessing in disguise to have that one to go down.

With all that said it can be no surprise that our county decided to cancel school for tomorrow. With as much flooding on the roads and more to come it just doesn't seem safe. So - lots of movies, lots of Legos and maybe even a game of Quirkle or Pop the Pig. I'm also thinking we are inside for most of the weekend if not all. Boy this is gonna be fun!

Unreal...might be a story or two out of it...

So how's everyone out there in non-flooding land??? Anyone out there have Noah on Speed dial? We could probably use it these days.

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