Monday, May 15, 2006

Ugh.

Hubby called last night on his way home and I asked him to go get our niece from work. It was a good thing I did. The National Guard is out and blocking all the roads in and out of my town and you can only get in if you can prove you live here -- my niece's license has the address of her parents home, not ours. In any case, after being stopped TWICE on the way home, they arrived safely.

We're grateful that our house isn't in the danger zone. We're pretty high up and only have a creek out back (that's swollen, but not going to flood our house unless it rains for many more days). Hubby says that the Merrimack River is only inches from overflowing two of the bridges he passed and that would be really bad if that happened.

The state is all but shut down. Guess we'll have a houseful today -- so much for my peaceful Monday! Poor daughter... she's homeschooled, so no "rain day" today for her. I just hope the rain stops soon. I checked out the radar loop on Intellicast and the storm is just sitting there and NOT MOVING. Go. Away.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

6 comments:

Ceri said...

I'm thinking about ya. I can't believe your whole town is cut off. So far we're escaping the worst of this, but the river out back is very high and fast.

I saw that mudslide with the house in your town. Crazy!!

Take care.

dehnfzlm-way too long

darcy said...

Wow. This is scary stuff. Glad you're on high ground but I'll still keep you in my prayers.

As for your cabin fever kid ...

The weather in northeast Indiana sucks most of the time so I got pretty good at indoor activities when mine were little. Two things that almost always worked:

Indoor tents. You know, with blankets and sheets. All the same old boring stuff is somehow more fun with a quilt as your ceiling ;^)

Coin collecting. You might be surprised at how long a kid can spend counting, sorting and 'treasure hunting'.

-darcy

Tori Lennox said...

You guys have even been making the news here in the MidSouth! Crazy, crazy weather.

Judy said...

I'm keeping up with the news. It's scary. I'm glad you're pretty much on high ground, but I know it's no fun. If I had a helicopter, I'd send it for you and y'all could come down here and wait it out!

Ceri said...

Maybe my B-I-L is out in your area. He was just deployed to help out with the flooding (NH Nat'l Guard). If you see a guardsman with the name "Hebert" on his uniform say hi. :)

Trish Milburn said...

Hope you all stay safe and dry. I've been hearing about this flooding on the news.