But I did just get here. I took the pics from the office door - luckily they did get it cleared out. And no it wasn't that high when I went into the parking lot. But it was higher than I thought (it was below the curb, but apparently there is an angle). I was ok but I was afraid I would get stuck there which would have stunk since I hate it there on good days. The problem was that my options were to turn into the lot (I come in basically going in a U turn - right from the main road, right into the lot) keep going to where it was more flooded ahead or turn around and go back to where it was flooding behind me (I saw later in the paper that the area I would have had to go back through was at 4-8 inches deep on the road - based on what the article in the Tribune said - if you look where it says just north of Taylor road on Rt 53 - Well, that road where you saw the flooding in my picture was Taylor - I live north and have never gone any further south of it so that was my route - one lane was still closed when I left at 5 pm). Luckily it did clear up but they are saying it is going to be just as bad tonight and tomorrow.If that is the case we will have to see what happens. Funny thing is it was sunny when I left work.
And yes I know it is bad to drive through standing water - I normally never do it but with the cop there and not stopping me I assumed it was safe - he was flagging people around what appeard to be the bad area - apparenlty he just didn't know it was as deep as it was either, and it really did swell a lot after I got there - I wouldn't have even considered it if it was the way it was in the picture. That was right after the cop car got towed out because it was too close and ended up flooded.
Ok, so when there are bad storms I actually don't mind them - I am always worried if I am not home though, because of the cats. I don't want them to be scared, so if I know it will be stormy I leave a light on for them (and for Lola too). I just always worry that it will get windy and like a branch will come through the patio door and they will run out - and they are not outdoor cats so they don't know the area at all. I hate that our first floor has only patio doors - at least with a window it would be a little bit less tempting. Since they are the original windows and doors they are from the 1970's - single pane, kind of crummy, screens aren't safe enough to leave the window open more then a crack because of the cats. But they work, I just worry about the cats when there are storms - I worry about them way more than I worry about myself, that is for sure.
So tomorrow I will be back to cat blogging - hopefully I will have some new pics to share!
Have a great (and hopefully dry) evening!