Sunday, September 13, 2009

Six Inches and Counting

It's been raining! For three days as a matter of fact. Most of the time it's a nice slow rain but every once in awhile we get some hard down pours. For the first two days, the ground was soakin' up all the water. I guess we got saturated cause today our place looks like this...





We had to go to town for groceries this morning. Our bridge is about under water. I made the husband stop. He told me it wasn't safe to sit there and take pictures. But I did it anyhow. The bridge will most likely be under water by this evening.




Lots of water everywhere. We live three miles down a dirt road. Luckily, our dirt roads are maintained well enough with gravel that it's not a big ordeal when it rains. The only issue we have is the water going over the roads. In Texas we have a sayin' "Turn around, don't drown" due to flash flooding. You have to be real careful not to get washed off the road from the water.


We made it back from town with a few goodies for the dogs. Diesel doesn't mind the rain cause he got a new bone. Doesn't he look happy...


The husband may have to get the aluminum boat out of the barn to take me to work tomorrow!

20 comments:

Andrea said...

Ahh, Diesel is too cute with his bone!! And girl, let me tell you about some rain! We have been getting so much too!! It's defiantly wet here now! Our yard looks just like yours. Luckily this afternoon we have gotten some sunshine. Hopefully it will dry up some of the rain.

Jen said...

I love the rain in small quantities. Glad you guys made it to town and back safely.
Diesel looks like he didn't mind the rain at all!

K. T. Sparks said...

Hey you aren't suppose to lollygag around on flooded bridges, no matter how big the truck is! I tell you that Diesel is fitting right in isn't he! I am so glad you got him to enjoy and I hope you all don't float away with the rain, but I imagine they would like to see some of it further south than Waco where the drought is so bad.
I haven't noticed if they have gotten any or not. I hope so I have friends down by Edna, Victoria area and they need it. I hear it is horrible!

Cheryl Ann said...

Oh,my! We desperately need rain here in our desert (So. Calif), but that is a LOT of rain that you got! Your dog is so happy with his bone! What a cutie pie!

mrscravitz said...

Send some rain to OREGON! We sure could use it! Keep your head above water, and keep sending pictures of that cutest guy, Diesel! He is so adorable!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I think you should just stay home tomorrow. Read a good book, make some soup, and keep dry!

fernvalley01 said...

Funny the difference a day or two makes! Stay safe on those wet roads!

demainca said...

I'm so glad that you got the much needed rain. Stopping on the bridge taking pictures was a daring thing to due, that water was roaring through there I am sure your hubby got off there as fast as he could! How about sending some of that rain to so. Ca. just like Carol Ann said we sure could use it we need it we are parched!!
Diesel is one happy "pooch". He sure us one lucky little boy to have you for a family! Good job!

lisa said...

Don't you just love it when it goes from one extreme to the next! Diesel looks sooo happy!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Weren't you guys overly dry a few weeks ago?? The weather has been crazy this year!! Diesel looks so cute with his bone LOL!!

Mrs.C said...

whoa. That's a lot of water.

bekah said...

diesel is so cute!!! be careful in all that rain!!

CTG Ponies said...

Diesel looks like a happy camper. We had a lot of rain too but not that much! Did you make it to work?

Rebekah said...

Whoa...now that's a lot of rain. Sure you don't want to send some in our direction? What with all the fires up around here, we could surely use it!

By the way, I cam over by way of A&MD Ranch blog. And your Diesel is so cute with his bone!!

carrielt said...

Last week we had over 5 inches. Our terraces broke through and we had water everywhere. A farmer about 5 miles east of us lost their house. Water was running in one window and out the other. Not good at all.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Unbelievable!! WOW! Your bridge looks rather scary. I hope you don't have repairs to do afterwards. Glad for you all to get the rain but couldn't it spread itself out a little?! Great pics!

Spruce Hill said...

That is a lot of rain! Loks lik Diesel does not mind.

Lil Mama said...

"How highs the water Mama?" We could use a little in CA.

Nezzy said...

We have the same sayin' here in the Ozarks. The water rises fast and furious in these hills and hollers.

Sometimes ya gotta take your chances to get the shot. I was photographing a skunk the other day from about 8ft....then I read they can project their perfume 15ft. Oops!

Ya'll get your highwaterwaders out and have a fantastic evening!!!

Reddirt Woman said...

I know that look out the door... we've had it up here in Oklahoma. At our place we've had, so far this past week, about 4.5 inches and, like you, the first couple of days it was just soaked up real quick into the ground, now the puddles...

Diesel looks like a happy pup!

Helen