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6.5 Inches

That’s how much rain we got in less than 24 hours!!! The fist 5 inches fell in about eight hours and the last inch and a half we got yesterday evening and over night.  Our yard pretty much turned into a small lake, and I think if we had gotten another half inch or so, we would have had a new address because we would have floated down the street!

Greg and I got to go outside in that downpour because we discovered two leaky windows.. the one here in the computer room and the one in Melissa’s room. We were only outside for about five minutes or so, trying to cover the windows with plastic. And not only did we get drenched, but it didn’t help at all and the windows were still leaking.  We were able to catch the drips from Melissa’s window in a cup, but we had to use towels in the computer room because the water was running down the window pane. Thankfully we got a break in the rain for a few hours in the evening, and during the night it wasn’t as heavy anymore, and we didn’t have to get up to change the towels.

Of course I took some pictures….

Our rain gauge. First picture was taken yesterday afternoon just before I emptied it out, and the second one this morning.

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From yesterday afternoon… our flooding yard.

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Redbud in the rain.

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And one from this morning. I don’t have rubber boots, so I dug out my beach flip-flops and went to stand in the lake. OMG that water was sooo C-O-L-D!!!!!!! You can see how deep it is.

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Blue skies and sunny today.

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5 responses

  1. dalia

    WOW that is a lot of rain!!!
    Ugh…sorry about the windows, hope you can fix theme easily.

    19. March, 2008 at 13:14

  2. photographybycheryl

    WOW is right, that is alot of rain, in no time… I love that last pic…to funny! I bet that water was cold!

    Sorry to hear about the windows…how’d the roof hold up? Hope you don’t have to go through what you did last year….

    19. March, 2008 at 13:59

  3. doreen3boys

    Well, on the bright side, it’s not snow, lol! Stay dry my ducky friend! Good luck with the windows, hopefully it a freak thing b/c of the amount of rain you got. Our sunroom’s roof is like that, doesn’t happen often but still a pita! And we’ve got the rain today………blah!

    19. March, 2008 at 15:01

  4. I’m hoping sealing up the windows will take care of the problem. Melissa’s has leaked before, but it doesn’t happen every time either. The roof held up fine, as far as I could tell. Didn’t hear any dripping sounds or see any wet spots on the ceilings.

    19. March, 2008 at 15:25

  5. Anjeanette

    Duh. I didn’t realize on flickr that your feet were deep in water. Now it makes more sense to me. I blame my slowness on being sick ok!? That storm was here first. But not as bad as you got it.

    20. March, 2008 at 12:28

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