Everything has been canceled today -- schools, work, Bible study, prayer time. I'm not leaving the house. The one road (which is a detour already) that takes us from home to the dryer world has water over it. Last night a driver hit that water, lost control, and his car ended up in the creek.
|photo lifted from the county sheriff's office|
All that to say, we're fine. We received much less rain that was forecast, which is such a blessing. No more roof leaks right now, although the damage to plaster and paint is significant, and will need to be redone. (Boohoohoohoo -- I HATE that!)
For those interested, the flooding elsewhere in the county isn't due to rain (although heavy rain exacerbates it). It's due to "wind tide," an unusual feature of living here. A strong, prolonged northeast wind will blow the water from the Pamlico Sound straight into the Neuse River. It shoves the river water up into the creeks, and then into the canals, and around here everybody either lives on a creek/canal or has to drive over several to get anywhere. After days of a stiff northeast wind, the county floods, roads submerge, sink holes develop. Your house might be high-and-dry, but you can't go anywhere.
I'm looking forward to that today! Let the knitting and hot tea commence! God must have listened to my last whiny blog post :)
Love to all. Adam will spend the morning shoveling manure.