Friday, April 04, 2008

FRIDAY

Yes it is Friday. I love Friday even if they precede a very busy weekend like the one I have coming up. I'm ready for it anyway....bring it on.
I woke up early this morning, about 2 and a half hours before my alarm went off. I woke up to thunder, lightning and heavy rain. It rained hard for about 3 hours and now has slacked off to a steady rain. SH woke up and turned the scanner on. We bought a scanner years ago to listen to the fire and police calls because my dad is a volunteer firefighter. He is 71 now and I listen to him talk on the scanner when he is at fires. It eases my mind a little to hear his voice and know he is ok. This morning the scanner is going off every few minutes.....country roads and state routes alike are disappearing under water. People are trying to get through water, and some aren't making it. Some schools in the area cancelled classes to keep kids from getting stuck somewhere. DD had school but I'm sure half the students won't make it this morning. I'm headed to work in a few minutes and today is a day I work just about 10 miles away, so I should make it ok. SH will have to take a very long around the flood water route to work. Instead of 40 minutes or so to work it will probably take him well over an hour. Last year we ended our summer in a drought with our water table 7 inches below normal...we are now well over normal. My bright spot in all of this is that last summer we couldn't pick blackberries. They weren't any good....this year I am making jelly, cobblers and freezing enough for the winter.
Have a great Friday everyone.

3 comments:

kimmy said...

Yummy, nothing is better than homemade goodies with fresh-picked fruit!

Thanks for the kind words about my brother. He will be OK - it just takes time...

Kimmy

Kellan said...

It is like that here - either drought or flood.

Hope you stayed safe this weekend and had a good weekend Katy - see ya - Kellan

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.