April 23rd, the week in pictures
On Sunday night, we were awoken by a major storm that dumped a lot of water overnight. There was lightning and thunder all night long, some of it amazingly close and loud. All of us received periodic public announcements to our cell phones providing tornado and flash flood warnings. Both Mikaela and Heidi have old cellphones which are no longer in service, but apparently are still eligible for public service announcements. At 2:00 am, I had a worried set of kids (Mikaela, Heidi, and Brock) and a distressed dog in the living room. The detention pond was pretty much full at 6:00 am (see following picture), but by 8:00 am was down quite a bit already.
At our place, we got (received, experienced, were deluged by) 15 inches of rain as measured by one of our garbage cans.
Work was closed on Monday, but for us the rest of the week was normal. About a mile or two north of us is Cypress Creek. It crested a couple of inches short of the all time measured high water mark, something like 127 feet above normal levels. It closed major roads in our area for 3 to 4 days but didn’t really impact us.
In other news,
And in another news, Lori and Bilbo had a big altercation this week. Bilbo is now undergoing obedience and submission training.