I'm sick of rain
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
My area is in a state of emergency. Mom and Dad are at my sister's house, because their house was evacuated during the floods of 2006 and they are predicting it can get that bad. Frecks96 has pumped water from her basement. Haddiego is home safely. We are lucky.
In 2006 my parents drove on I-88 MINUTES before it gave way. We were on our way to South Dakota to celebrate my Aunt and Uncle's 50th anniversary. We were in the airport, when we saw overhead shots of that washout. That time water got within 1 inch of Mom and Dad's first floor. 7 huge roll-off dumpsters (THE BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL ONES) filled with accumulations from their basement, barn, and 4 out buildings. We were very lucky then.
My heart goes out to friends who are not in their homes tonight. I wish them well. Let's hope the rain stops soon.