October 01, 2010

the sun came out and dried up all the rain

well internet, if you live in north carolina or have been listening to the news recently, you will know that we in the eastern part of the state have been getting dumped on by the rain gods.

It has rained constantly since Sunday. I'm not kidding. It feels like it's been raining FOOOOREEEEVEEEEEEEER! It looks like it's almost done now, thanks goodness! There is a slight drizzle outside and it's much chillier than it was yesterday, BUT, it looks like we might see the sun today or maybe tomorrow.

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I was that lady that wore crocs to work and then changed into my "work shoes". It had to be done. It was disgusting outside (see below).

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[caption id="attachment_330" align="alignnone" width="612" caption="flooding on the side of the road on the island i live on."][/caption]

most of the time, I can park right up against our condo like the element you see WAY in the background (all these were taken with my phone, so the quality is so-so really bad. But last night, I had to park WAY far a way. Ok not THAT far, but much farther than usual.

but instead, I had to park here.

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then i had to walk through all that water!

the whole time i was thinking, "pleaselettherebenosnakespleaselettherebenosnakespleaselettherebenosnakes". The water came up over my knees. Thank goodness I dressed appropriately: crocs and a skirt.

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Then, this morning, the water had reached all of our neighbors' driveways as well.

but we started to see a bit of sunshine!

then, a large white ibis joined me. he was beautiful. just standing there eating. i think he's a good sign, i hope so at least.

this all reminds me that mother nature is in charge. we can only bend to her will.


  1. Whoa! That's a LOT of water! We got some pretty consistent rain here in Charlotte, but nothing at all like that. Hope you have a great (and less rainy!) weekend :)


  2. I know right! I told the hubs on thursday that I completely understood what those primitive tribes felt like when it rained for days on end...punished! Though, the sun was out today and it was BEEAAUUUTIFUL!

    Funny thing, I lived in Charlotte for 5 years when I was in school and we both have a lot of family there. Thanks so much for commenting.

  3. THIS is insanity!!!! Stay safe in all that water!