Yesterday the weather was warming up. The snow was perfect for snowmen to be created. Anthony and his brother Cameron were giving it their best efforts. But the snow would soon give way to something else.
Around 3am I woke up to hear the rain just coming down in buckets..I couldn't help but think of Noah. Did his neighbors wake up to a sound as scary as this? Did they think that maybe he wasn't such a nut case after all? I kept thinking..Am I prepared for a house that could wash away? A basement that could flood? It was very scary to hear the wind and the rain just pelting the house. When I got up later, it had stopped raining, but I went outside to see the damage. All I heard was this roaring sound of rushing water. I realized it was our creek. It doesn't usually have enough umpf to make that noise. I threw on my boots and coat and headed across the yard. This area is a planting area and it does sometimes flood, but this was crazy! I wonder if any plants will survive. There is a spot under a tree in this area that has the grave of our little dog Ferris. Hopefully, that will not wash away!
This gentle, usually just a trickle of a creek was roaring by! This pic doesn't do justice to the height of the water or the speed.
Today is my birthday and Donna (Starkey Hollow) invited me out for a birthday lunch and to get there I had to traverse some crazy water and routes. This road was closed. That is usually a farmer's field and the water is right up against the road. Needless to say, I turned around and headed the other way.
This road was also closed. It took me a bit longer to get to our lunch rendezvous, but I did and we had a really nice lunch and a nice time to just sit and gab about everything from work, to kids, to silly things. Good girlfriend time!
If you know me, you know that my favorite sandwich is a ruben..Yum! So of course I had to order that. And if you really know me you know I always take pics of my food. Hey, I'm a blogger!
Along with my yummy lunch I received this awesome package. Nobody, and I mean nobody can wrap a gift like Donna. I didn't even care if it was an empty box because her bows and wrapping are a gift themselves! However, there was something cool in that box..
Inside that beautifully wrapped package was this...a lovely lunch tote..it has compartments inside and a icepack and it's insulated. I always bring my lunch most days and Donna noticed the not-so-cute box I was toting. She's so thoughtful! Thanks so much Donna! BFF! So even though the rain and flooding were a bit worrisome, the day turned out great. I stayed home and did nothing but read, relax and enjoy a quiet birthday.