Friday, January 12, 2007

Possibly Flooding....again....

Would you believe me if I told you that we are under a Flood Watch - BEFORE IT EVEN STARTS RAINING!?! That is not good. We are supposively getting 4-6 inches of rain over the next 2 days and the lake where our rivers run off into is already at 20+ feet over flood stage, so basically, there is no where for the water to go once it fills up the rivers except OUT OF ITS BANKS! HOPEFULLY since we did some extra stuff after the last flood, like building up everything to 2 feet above ground level (except the garage), that if anything DOES flood, it would only be our garage and crawl space, which is STILL a pain in the butt to have to deal with, but its better than INSIDE our house. I CANNOT move out again. I just can't deal. I swore that if our house (or under our house) ever flooded again, I was outa there, but realistically, we'd lose boocoodles of money if we even attempted to sell the house now. (FYI - we got 9+ inches of rain when we flooded in August 05.)

I just HATE getting jumpy and nervous every time a "big" rainstorm is predicted. We had a minor scare in September, but we waited it out and didn't end up having to do anything but pray and thank God! HOPEFULLY that is all we'll be doing this weekend.....praying and watching the sky and the river. And HOPEFULLY if it DOES flood, it will happen slower than it did in August 05 to allow us a little more time to get valuables and furniture OUT.

We DO have flood insurance for the structure, but not contents insurance, so that is why we have to scramble to get most everything out. Its just such a pain. Ick. Ick. Ick. I hate rain.

ON TOP OF THAT, the weather has been so warm here, that all my tulips are sprouting. I'm sure we'll have a bad cold snap between now and spring, so I'm sure all my beautiful tulips will die. Bummer....... Can you tell I'm just not happy with our weather lately?