Electrical outages plagued me last night, but by 11:45, they were done. I reset the clock as best I could (won't turn on the computer in storms like that, as I don't want it hit by lightning), so I was worried because during school, I need to be in bed by 10-10:30, and if the alarm doesn't go off due to electrical outage, and I'm overly tired, I MIGHT NOT wake up soon enough...
So, minutes before the alarm was to go off (if I had the time right), the phone rang. School was canceled. The alarm went off only two minutes late, and I heard that Centerville (25 miles southeast of me) got 8" of rain overnight and people in low-lying areas were being evacuated.
So, here's my contribution to the day:
It's raining; it's pouring;
School's out; how boring!
Went to bed, worry in my head
That I'd wake up late in the morning...
Eight inches overnight
Wish I may, wish I might
See the old house in daylight
Still standing in the morning...
Sent to my sister in Rochester, MN (also flooded in places this week), who works for the FDIC, under the heading NAH, NAH, NAH, NAH, NAH! (Our family teases, obviously.)
Not sure if Centerville flooding was state-wide or national news, I CALLED my mom. She's BEEN to Centerville this summer, so will surely remember that it is close to me... even though she is 83.
The bridge just south of me is a good two yards from flooding, although the little creek is out of its bank. The one by my old house did NOT come up into the yard down there -- that guy's pond is still WORKING as flood control. (3" in 30 min. used to = house surrounded by water).
The ancient Chinese curse I live under is still working: May your life be INTERESTING.