Monday, June 9, 2008

We're organizing the animals two by two

Our lovely Midwest city broke a 134 year record for rainfall yesterday. I think we got 6 inches in 24 hours or something like that. Enough so that our front yard looked like a pond and our basement got water in it for the first time ever. Tornadoes passed just north and south of us.

Schools were closed in all the surrounding counties, but ours seemed to escape the worst of it.

The good news is that I see a potential solution to these high gas prices. With all of this rain, the mosquitoes will soon be big enough to ride. Either that or we'll all just canoe down the streets. Yesterday, we could have.


Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Our local paper reprinted a picture of a flooded town in Indiana. My kids thought it was totally cool. I imagine it's not quite as interesting to live through!

Bridgett said...

Floods are depressing, dirty, and awful. Much worse (big ones) than tornadoes or severe thunderstorms. Those come through and BAM and they're gone again. Clean up and move along. But floods creep up, stay, and slowly slowly fall back down. And then you clean up.

Down here at the confluence, we await your runoff. I think we are downstream from the entire northern midwest. Sigh.