I had such a busy Saturday. I don’t know if you all follow me on Facebook but I shared a pretty scary incident yesterday.
We live in the country and there is only one road that comes in and goes out. Well, we got a ton of rain yesterday. It rained all day! I was up super early and the weatherman said it would stop raining around 11:00am and then start back up in the afternoon around 3:00pm. I think he was wrong, because it rains until around 7:00pm.
I decided I was going to go to the grocery store before the full force of the weekend shoppers and try to beat the crowds. As I was leaving my neighbor was dragging a tree that had fallen in front of his house and was blocking the road. As I sat in my truck waiting, another car was coming into the area. As I approached the end of the road, it was flooded, I mean IT WAS FLOODED!!! I sat in my HUGE Toyota Tundra wondering if I should drive over our little road that had the drain under it. The same road that washed out a few years earlier because of the rain. I reasoned that if that little car could make, then I sure could make it in my tank of a truck! As I was pondering my decision, a huge tree branch came floating across the road in the rushing water. I decided at that moment I didn’t need groceries that bad, today! I turned my truck around and went home.
Our road had washed away a few years back, and I was afraid if it continued to rain, the road might wash away again, and if I crossed to go to town, I might not be able to get back across to get home.
Once I was safe inside my home, I called my husband at work to let him know he might want to come home asap, as the road might not be there when he got off work at 7:00pm. It was about 2:00pm when I made this call. I knew he would not leave, he is like that, dedicated!
Well, what do you do when it’s pouring down rain, windy and just a plain ole gloomy day? You lay down for a nice afternoon nap! To my surprise when I woke up this is what I had discovered.