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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Yes I am home

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!

23 comments:

Au and Target said...

Storms? Sounds baaaaad! Keep your fur dry.

Brian said...

I'm glad you made it home safely! Oh that sounded like a mess!

LP said...

Glad to hear you made it home safely.
LP understands completely about worrying about the animals' safety if there is a storm etc.Since earth quakes are always anticipated in Vancouver, she stresses when she lets her mind wonder about what would happen to us if there was an earthquake and she wasn't around.Silly humans, you fret too much. Go find a sun puddle to lay in and dream of tuna treats!
the critters in The Cottage

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mom says water can be very deceiving, best to be very careful. Hope tomorrow is a better day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Repositório said...

Heeeeeee! Yupi!!! Tomorrow is Friday and I hope your weekend are very good!

Autumn said...

Thank you for sending me "Hello" I am back made my own blog.

http://autumn-griffon.blogspot.com/

Missed you too.. Life as always busy here. Btw Glad you are home!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Water and floods! All very scary stuff! We hope you stay safe and dry!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Wow! You guys are having some truly nasty weather! We could sure use some of that moisture here in the drought ravaged SW! Be safe and keep the kitties occupied so that the storms don't upset them too much!

Angie, Catladyland said...

Insane! I'm glad you and the kitties are safe. I swear, this has been the craziest year for weather everywhere!

lokithecat said...

OMG, we're glad to hear that you're okay! They say it doesn't take much water to lose control of a car. Again, glad you made it home!

Hoping you have a good weekend!

Loki

xoxoxox

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

I still think you are my mom are related. She worries about me more than herself too. We are so fortunate to be in such a furever home.
Wish the storms would stop. The folks are waiting to have a pool put in the yard and no one can get in as it is too wet. They usually start pools in April and haven't been able to put in any in the ground pools yet. There's is the first to go in and it is scheduled for the 21 but if this wet keeps up it willl have to be moved back. Stay safe and dry!!

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We are glad you were okay!!! That sounds scary! It has been storming here too lately but at least not flooding. Mama worries about us when it storms and she's not home, more than she worries about herself, too. She's always paranoid that there will be a tornado, or the house will be struck by lightening! :/

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Glad you're safe and home. I always worry about the cats in these situations too.

Jan x (Milo and Alfie's mom)

Hansel said...

bring on the photos!!!!!! :)

Christine and FAZ said...

It's a worry when they get out or cross roads but cats are very capable creatures so you shouldn't worry too much.

Melody said...

Im so sorry you are having to go tru that awful flooding...I didn't realize it was flooding where you are at.
I live in Pleasant Grove,alabama and we were in the April 27th Tornado. So I feel for you. Our weather...What the Heck is going on??
Besides that I hope you and your sweet babies have a good weekend.

Jacqueline said...

Glad to hear you made it home ok and hope you enjoy a peaceful evening with your babies; we always hide under the bed when it storms here...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Au and Target said...

Yup, we worry about the cats far more than about ourselves too.!

Anakin Man said...

We are ketch'up on bloggys--

This weather has been quite strange and sorry about that drive you had

We are glad you made it home safely to yous kitty cats- we bet they super missed you

take cares,
IzZY, TriXie and Anakin Man

meowmeowmans said...

Yikes! That sounds absolutely crazy! Glad you made it home, and that you and the cats are all safe. :)

Debra Taylor said...

I know what you mean by being worried about not being home for the cats. Even if I'm only traveling around town, I have a card in my purse with the phone # of a cat lover for someone to call if I had an accident or got sick.
Thanks for loving your kitties!


For those reading this, check out my cat blog for some interesting stories about the cat colony I manage.

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/2011/05/helping-my-cats-with-work-at-home.html

Debby Taylor in Arizona

Mark's Mews said...

There are so many rainy places and so many dry places! We wish it could balance out some. We havent had a measurable rain in 3 weeks...

Catsparella said...

Oh my goodness! Just saw the pic..glad you made it home safe!