Wacky Weather

You’ve got to be some pretty stuff stock to live in the Seattle area.  It’s common knowledge that it rains a bit here just a little bit. We are tough nuts though, we rarely even bother with an umbrella.  In fact, the only time I really see them is at a soccer game (for the spectators, the kids have fun getting drenched!) or in the hand of a tourist.   The bottom line is, rain is no big deal for us. 

However, just to take us down a few notches and to keep us from getting too cocky, the Weather Trolls decided to have fun and send us some wind and rain.  Lots of rain. In fact, if you’ve seen the news, chances are pretty good that our town was featured on it. (I keep seeing our brand new waterfall)  Frankly, I’m getting a little tired of being on the news every December.  Last year we were featured as being hardest hit for the wind storm.  This year it’s for flooding.  (You can see a video of it here)

We are fine up here on our hill.  The rest of the town, well, they have a lot of water.  KT called from the school bus yesterday and said that the bus was taking a very round-about-way to come home because of all the flooding.  She had no idea when she would get home.  When she finally arrived, she scoffed at how silly it was.  She told me that there was just a little bit of water under the overpass…it would’ve been easy to go through.  Obviously, my child has gone through waaaaayyy too many deep puddles with her dad in the Big Orange Jeep.

flood This photo was shameless stolen graciously lent by Carol (who has several more, go see them!

One of KT’s friends that had gone home with her older brother and was stranded there, reported that there were lots of people traveling around the apartments in kayaks. As horrible as that is, it just cracks me up that these kids (ok, young adults…I think I’m getting old!) have decided to go out and play. 

Despite the fact that my children were convinced that there would be no school today, the roads have pretty much drained off , at least around us, and people can get around.  So everyone will have to put their umbrellas away and get back to everyday living…

I know I make light of this, as I seem to do with pretty much everything.  We  are in a state of emergency and many, many people have to deal with the aftermath of this heavy storm. My heart goes out to them. 

Also, for unknown reasons, I don’t seem to be able to send email. It comes…but doesn’t leave.  Hopefully Shaun can fix that for me.  (Yes, that’s a hint!!)

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