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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Raining, It's Pouring!

August 28, 2012

Good morning.  Well, it rained quite a bit during the night, and then let up this morning just long enough for me to take Pogo outside for his morning sprinkle.  Shortly after we got back inside, the thunder started and then the rains came again.  The heavy stuff has slowed down for now, and it's just a steady rain. 

There are flood warnings for Southern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  With one to two inches of rainfall an hour, I can see why.  My yard is already flooding.  Here are a couple of photos that I just took from my door.  These shots show the side yard flooded, and the driveway is now flooding too.  That wagon wheel is in the driveway not far from my car.



The weatherman is saying that we have a 6l% chance of rain for today.  I wonder just what he has been sniffing?  I think maybe he should take a trip outside and maybe revise some of his forecast.  lol.  They are even showing bits of sunshine possible for today, but I don't see that happening any time soon. 

All joking aside, I hope none of this water makes it's way into my cellar again.  The last time we had flooding cost us a lot.  I had recently replaced both the furnace and the hot water heater, and the flooding ruined both of them.  It also ruined everything else that was stored in the basement, and weakened some of the walls.  It took quite a while to get most everything back into shape. 

Mind you, I'm not complaining.  I'm following the storm Isaac on the TV, and I'll gladly deal with our water situation.  The folks in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama are getting inundated with tons of water and heavy winds. 

Now I think I'll see about whipping up some breakfast.  Pogo has been waiting patiently for me to finish posting.  Did I mention that he is afraid of sticks?  The other day, I picked up my backscratcher to scratch my back, and Pogo flew off the couch and wouldn't come near me.  It took more than half an hour to coax him back up on to the sofa with me.  There is a lot of anger in my heart toward his previous owners.

Till tomorrow, Y'all try to stay dry and have a good day.

Hugs, Edna B.

4 comments:

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

The rain passed us by both Sunday and Monday that was promised so now the temps can sky rocket again!...LOL! Hope you flooding is minor and does not invade your basement too! Have a great day! hugs, Mat

Nani said...

Oh my, Edna! You seem to have gotten our rain from yesterday plus someone else’s! I agree with you on it being better than being with Isaac. On Star Trek there was a weather system that diverted disasters and ensured avoidance of droughts, floods and storms. I wonder if they’re working on that yet?

Poor Pogo! If he’s afraid of sticks there must be something in his past that gives him that fear. I hope he was never threatened by a (in)human, but I know he has a safe and loving home now.

Stay dry, my friend!!

Hugs, Nani

smiekeltje said...

That really is some serious rian! Hope all stays dry in your cellar.
Poor Pogo, what happened in his former home?
May be you should try to get him used to your backstratcher by taking him on your lap and slowly let him see the stick and let him sniff on it and after a while try to scratch him with it(our cats just LOVE it when Jan takes the backscratcher, You shuld see them when he scratches them with it).
Stay dry.
Hug
Kyra

The Queen Jester said...

Poor baby, he must have been hit with sticks in his prior life to develop that kind of fear. You just never know what the other life was like....and that's probably a good thing.