Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fay is finally gone!!!!!!

We made it through Tropical Storm Fay!
These pictures are not of streams these are our roads - At one point all the roads leading out were flooded! The back side of the storm was terrible for us, the winds were wild and it just kept raining and raining (but nothing like the poor souls who got over 20 inches of rain...). Our horse pen and driveway were underwater it really started to get a bit scary but then the rain started to lighten up and things improved. We had no electricity - We have a cable carrier (Bright House) which we have our telephone, cable & internet with, when the electric goes off we lose everything! It was rough not having a phone during the storm we had no way of knowing how long the repairs were going to take to get electricity back.... It reminded me of what people must have delt with back in the old days when they had no tv ect. and a storm would hit and they would not have had up-dates on tornado/flooding warnings - how scary it must have been for them.
We did take walks out in the rain and we did find some small crayfish swimming in the flooded streets which was so interesting (and kinda scary thinking we were just walking in those areas). We spotted some other strange looking bug type thing which I had never seen before (wish I had the camera), so the day was not without some learning : )
Thanks you for all the well wishes, They are greatly appreciated!


Freakmom said...

I've been thinking about you guys as I've heard news reports. Glad you are okay and through it. Now for it to all dry out!

Rhonda said...

So glad to hear that all is well with you and your family. Wow that was a lot of rain! Hopefully it will all dry out soon. Take care hon.

C said...

Glad to hear you fared ok. We were in Fran when it hit 10 or so years back adn were without power/water/gas for two weeks so I know what it is like. Glad you came through ok. Thanks for including our blog on your sidebar!