Yesterday, I wrote that by 2 p.m. TT, there was a little over 1/2 inch of rain in the gauge. Twenty-four hours later, my cousin emptied it again because it was full to the top and overflowing. It holds something over 5″. I haven’t been out to see how much is in it now but it’s rained off and on all day. Wave after wave of storms came through. At one time, there were six active alerts on WeatherBug—three for severe storms and three for flash flooding. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
After I went to bed last night, I started coughing. I coughed and coughed and coughed and couldn’t even think about going to sleep. I got up to take some cough medicine and sat down at the computer. I checked a couple of things on Facebook and then noticed there was an email. It was a forward from the editor of SSNET. One of the users from Australia had emailed saying there was a problem with the current lesson. He didn’t specify what but we finally figured out what he meant. There were links to the wrong Bible site plus a couple of other things.
I emailed the editor that I would take care of it. It had been my responsibility to check everything and I hadn’t done it. Taking the links out and hard-coding the rest took me what seemed to be an hour. I don’t know if it actually did or not. It was midnight when I got back to bed.
DD called me in the early afternoon and I had a coughing fit and a few minutes when I couldn’t clear my throat. The electricity blinked off while we were talking but it came back on and I called her back without even having to hang up. She and merm were going out so we wound it up after almost an hour.
Today has been pretty much a do-nothing day. It was partly because of last night, partly because of the weather but mostly because I have been just plain lazy. I have very little energy. I did manage 25 minutes on the rebounder and I took the compost out between storms but that was about it. Oh, I made another batch of cookies this morning without raisins but they aren’t as good. They need the raisins for sweetness.
My cousin called and asked me if I could take my CIL to pick up his truck sometime this week. Of course I told her I would. He was concerned about it with all the flooding going on so she drove by to see if it was okay. It was but she said the main road through the little settlement at the bottom of the mountain looked like the Tennessee River. The highway was flooded and the gas station at the first stop light had more than four feet of water. My aud’s office isn’t far from there but it’s on higher ground.
Here is a link to some of the pictures of the area.
The road I travel to church has been closed at least twice today because of mudslides. I’ve been very thankful I haven’t had to be out in this mess.
Genese private messaged me on Facebook:
the flooding and mudslides brought me an [un]expected guest for several hours today. [one of our mutual friends] was stranded after her meeting about VBS. She couldn’t go passed Raven Rock and when she got back to town, water was rushing over HWY 30 at the funeral home. She tried to go through Wheelertown Ave but the area where the helicopter lands was also flooded and impassable. So she came in to see me. She found enough on the menu that she was able to eat lunch with me. We haven’t seen each other in 17 years…. had lots of ketchin’ up to do… She arrived before noon and left after 3:00. it was a wonderful way to spend a miserable afternoon
My cousin had to go to Chattanooga this afternoon. She called to let me know she’d made it okay. There was a lot of water on either side of the highway but none across it.
This video was posted on Facebook. It’s “somewhere in Connecticut” and I haven’t been able to find a date for it. It shows the power of moving water.
It’s amazing what water can do.
Twinkle has been dosed. I need to feed her and then get ready for bed. I’ve been up since a little after 6 a.m. so I think it’s time.