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Friday, July 7, 2006

Rain Rain Go Away

It's been raining quite a bit for the past week or so, but Wednesday took the cake. The clouds moved in and it rained all morning but on my way home it intesified to the point my windshield wipers couldn't compete. The roads flooded immediately, ditches overflowed, the water was coming down our road like a waterfall. And we got water in the house! I didn't like that I have to tell you. The previous owners had put in a sliding glass door at the end of the breezeway and David had taken the door out, but not the frame. When the rain got really heavy it ran down the hill, down the steps of the breezeway and the old frame acted like a dam so it came into the laundry room and the garage. It wasn't a huge amount but enough to make a mess. David pried up the frame and that helped (no one was home when the rain started). The fact that the ground is clay and it's been raining off and on for a week added to the problem - the ground is way past saturation point so everything just sluices off. THEN we had to pump the pool as there was so much extra water it was threatening to come over the side which would flood the basement. The sun came out yesterday but around it here it takes forever to dry out - one of my jobs was next door to a flooded cow pasture, I don't EVER want to talk about that - suffice it to say "eww" and I will never be the same again. Anyhoo, David has become the tiling fiend, so far this week he has tiled Jackson's room, his bathroom and the foyer - he found a nice tile on clearance so we are being to tiled to pieces. He had to rip up the vinyl flooring in the foyer - all three layers of so we are off to the dump again today. I'm on call this weekend so I'm not doing too much other than hanging around the phone.

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