My Monday Listicles post is totally off topic today. Please, forgive me…
It’s just that there are other things on my mind.
As some of you know I live in mostly sunny South Florida!
It’s usually sunny, except when it’s not.
You know, every once in a while when certain weather conditions like to remind us that it’s not all fun and games in Florida.
So, this is what we’ve been dealing with the past few days.
Tropical Storm Isaac!
The original forecast called for the feeder bands to start coming in sometime on Sunday afternoon, with the worst of it overnight into dawn Monday and then start subsiding by midday Monday.
Then they changed the forecast saying it should start easing up by Sunday evening and basically be done with it.
Well, turns out the original forecast was right and we got “hammered”(that was actually a news headline) overnight into this morning. It did not let up by midmorning but lasted well into the afternoon.
As I’m writing this it’s still very gloomy and drizzles on and off.
Here is my list of just 10 pictures to show you what my neighborhood looks like right now.
1) This is currently the look of our pool. Hubby posted a status on Facebook: “We finally have the infinity pool we always wanted.” I haven’t been able to take a picture of our flooded backyard… it’s our very own pond!!!
2) This is the view from my garage. Pretty accurate for what the sky has been like the past few days. I miss the sun.
3) The intersection at the end of my street. I walked Macy our dog and waded through water more than ankle deep. I’ve never seen it flooded this way here.
4) “Our” fishing lake. The street is completely flooded and the lakes on both sides are actually meeting. I did see a few stuck cars.
5) A different view from the same lake. The trees are usually on a nice patch of grass.
6) My girls feet. Some areas are deeper than others. I kept them well away from the deeper ones.
7) Going towards another one of the lakes and our favorite big, shady tree which is up to its trunk underwater as well.
8) Can’t believe they sent out the mail carrier today. Felt bad for him. Not exactly safe driving conditions.
9) Middle and Little One were worried for the baby ducks. They all made it and are safe. These are just two of them… the others ran off when they saw me coming with my big camera.
10) One of my favorite pics (looking on the bright side)… the girls’ floating flip flops!!!
All in all it could have been a lot worse. It was more of a rain then a wind event and we never lost power. Which actually surprised me quite a bit. I’ve never seen the neighborhood flooded like this. We are sticking close to home until the water has receded some and it’s safe to be on the roads again.
Keeping my fingers crossed for the people in the Gulf states, especially Louisiana (New Orleans) now and hope everyone stays safe!