It floods certain areas here, but never into towns and washing away homes like it did in TX. Just enough to close some roads and make the creeks and rivers swell out of their banks.
The little creek by our house is usually only rocks with a trickle of water - you can easily walk across it on the rocks and not get wet. But, not this week. (While I was typing that, the weatherman just said four more inches this weekend.) That's the creek up there. It used to go across the street and they would close it and we would be stranded. But they elevated the bridge and there are other street out of our subdivision now. I never minded getting stranded at home. But, once we couldn't get home. I didn't care for that one bit.
The next day, the creek was low and running slow again. But everyday it rains more and wells up again. I'm just thankful we get a little reprise every day or so to let it calm back down.
The real reason the rain is driving me crazy is that I am desperately behind on my prep for The Junk Ranch. I need some sunny days to go out in the garage and drag junk out and start pricing it. Yesterday I finally had an afternoon to do that and today is another one. It rained in the night this time, so I have a sunny afternoon ahead of me.
The night we drove around looking at the flooding - we came across a pile of FREE things by the street. One of the things was a hose cart, which we needed. We had scored a free one years ago, but it recently crapped out on us. I figured I would find one at a yard sale or thrift sooner or later. But another FREE one is much better! I had my flea market junk in the back of the car so we couldn't get it in. That didn't stop The Bean. He got out and drug that thing a block home.
He was wearing shorts and rain boots dragging a hose cart down the dark street. He really gave me a chuckle. Whenever I used to go to Spring Clean Up looking for freebies, he would just sit in the front seat and look straight ahead acting like his Mother was NOT out there getting things from the curb. Then one day he spotted an old wooden tool caddy full of old axes and hammers and stuff. He couldn't get out of the car fast enough to grab it. Now he knows that there are good things to be found by the curb!
Mom's dumpster diving boy! The hose cart works great - no leaks and Freeeee!
(The Breadman drove the work truck home all weekend. That filled up the driveway!)
The sun is waiting for me! Bye!