Does anyone have blueprint plans for an ark? Anyone?
Good grief! It's been raining all day here, thanks to the remnants of Ike. That little red circle is roughly where we're at, and as you can see, it's a fairly large area of rain, with the heaviest right around us.
We have standing water in the yard, although we rarely get that because of the drains that Ken put in shortly after we moved in here. There is just too much water, and nowhere for it to go! The far pond, where the drains empty, is full, and it looks like it might be close to overflowing its banks.
We'll be safe here, because we aren't in a flood plain, but there are plenty of people in the area who are, and they're going to have some problems.
My pal Lori is at the opposite end of our state, and oddly enough, they're getting high winds but no rain so far--we're getting heavy rains but no winds! If we could get a little wind, maybe it would blow this sucker out of the area, instead of having it just sit on top of us like a big wet blob. Now it looks like the wind is picking up a bit, but nothing fierce.
All I can say is that Ike must have really been a monster, because for us to have such torrential rains for so many hours is very unusual. I hope the good people of the Gulf area will be able to recover soon!