Flash Floods make mowing a bit less possible, aside from just the wet grass (I'd slide down the sloped yard! I have trouble when it's DRY) - but considering it seems to be OUR TURN to get flooded. GAH!
Watching the local news coverage for the entire area... ended up staying late at work when the storm began shortly before 5pm. Didn't realize how bad it really was until the stragglers of us were getting ready to follow the first adventurous few out the door. Shortly after Anna left, she called me from her cell to tell us to NOT go a certain way out - that the roads between X & Y were completely flooded with cars stopped dead... abandoned... Wow... whoa...
So, as I finally head out, just behind another coworker going in the same direction away from the office... I see her tires spitting up quite a bit more water than you like to see from the car ahead of you. THEN I see wow - that water is filling THIS road quite quickly. I could still see the painted double-yellow lines, so figured I could still judge the depth enough - but it was a bit scary! I could literally see the water rising WHILE driving through it - but could see just 15-20 yards ahead was NOT - I was desperate to get there!
Took a slightly altered route home, since I figured the one turn that goes right along a section of river run off, that is almost at street level to begin with - surely it's flooded. Only a few 'exciting' scares the rest of the way, aside from the almost constant lightning.
So, hubby just got home safely as well... he had no idea about the floods around us, since he's listens to SiriusXM in his car! So, just had to catch him up on my drive home. While watching local news coverage, they showed areas of downtown with water up to the tops of the tire wells of parked cars there. That's just a few blocks from our office that I escaped! I definitely got out of there just in the nick of time! I just pray our office doesn't get flooded under the doors!!! We've gone thru water damage about 13 yrs ago, from putting out the fire! We got lucky with the fire, that most everything only had water and smoke damage at the worst. Of course, I lost my favorite sweater that was hanging in the only room that everything melted in! Still haven't found a decent replacement for that sweater!
Well, on that note, I think I'm going to log the leftover pizza and cinnamon stix that we just chowed down in awe of the TV reports/videos. If I find any good ones, I"ll add them to the blog later - so check back! Or, I guess I could add them in a separate blog for those that follow 'feeds' like I do.
Be safe out there! Whether you're running from the heat or the water!
Well - I tried to link to one of the pics someone posted on the local station's FB page, but the url is too long apparently, and when I tried to use tinyurl to post it, SP won't let you blog with a tinurl??? WTF???