eight inches of rain, one flooded neighborhood and three garbage bags of spoiled food later...

April 10, 2014

Oh hey kids, remember me?  Yeah, I'm still alive.  

I've just been dealing with a semi-natural disaster situation at my house.  If you follow me on Facebook or IG then you know my neighborhood was severely flooded on Monday, thus trapping me in my neighborhood.  I panicked because it was truly nothing I've ever seen before-  houses full of water, water pushing up my street and inching closer to my house (which thankfully was left unharmed), people's furniture floating by, cars floating into each other, cars under water, etc... It was really scary!  Obviously I couldn't get to work because we only have one entrance/exit to our small neighborhood and both sides of my house were flooded in two different spots.  It was beyond frustrating, especially when they cut the power for 48 hours and ALL of our frozen/refrigerated food went bad.  I probably threw away $350 worth of food.  It made me sick to have to do that, but it was all ruined!  Ugh.  

[I have lots of pictures, but my phone is not cooperating.  So check out my Instagram for a few pictures and I will try to post some more this weekend or next week.]

Finally on Monday night, my dad was able to drive through the water (after it receded during the day a good bit) with his pick up truck and rescue me so I could stay at my parents house, have a hot shower and have a way to work on Tuesday morning.  All in all, it was just a scary, sad, and frustrating few days.  I'm still exhausted from all of the chaos that went on during the day Monday.  Sitting in the house, surrounded by flood water, with no power is just really boring and frustrating.  I'm so, so, SO extremely thankful we didn't have any water damage.  The streets are now lined with people's carpet, furniture, pictures, etc... all ruined from water damage.  My heart breaks a little more every time I drive past it all.

In other news, I've missed you guys!  This week has been beyond hectic in so many ways and I just wanted to drop in and say a little hello.  Hope you all had a fabulous week.  It's Friday tomorrow and I'm sooo glad!  We have plans tomorrow night with friends, then Saturday morning I'm running the Color Me Rad 5k with one of my besties/bridesmaids, Rene, and then having lunch with our men afterwards.  At some point the fiance and I will be starting to plan the rehearsal dinner, discuss the menu and the invitations for the wedding as well.  I will just be really glad for the weekend, that's for sure!

Hopefully next week will be back to normal and I can resume normal blogging activity.
Happy Weekend!

10 comments:

  1. Yikes! That's so sad for the people who had things ruined! Thankfully your things are okay!

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  2. So glad your house was saved from water damage, but that really sucks for your neighbors who are suffering. I would probably cry every day for a week because of it.

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  3. That is scary. I'm glad that your property is fine but it really is a bummer about the food. I hate chaos and a break in routine. It would have severely rattled me. Was it from rain or something else?

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    1. Never mind! Your title said it all.

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  4. I am glad that you didn't float away. It would have made me very sad.

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  5. I'm doing the Color Me Rad run in Birmingham tomorrow! If you pass a girl in a black skirt pushing a wheelchair feel free to throw some encouraging words my way. My friend had to have foot surgery so I'll be pushing her during the race!

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  6. Glad you and your house are safe! What a crazy week for you!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry you went through that! Thank God your house wasn't ruined inside. It must have been unreal seeing furniture passing by in all the destruction around you. Sounds like you hung in there and I bet REALLY appreciated that shower.

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  8. Wow, that sounds really scary! I'm glad your house was unharmed! And I hope you have a good weekend! :)

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