The Storm That Almost Wasn’t

5 Aug

Honestly, we’re not complaining! I’ve just about finished reading The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley, detailing how totally, willfully, unprepared New Orleans was for Katrina. I’d rather be over-prepared than not.

Anyway – after getting all of our hatches battened down last night, we had some tremendous rain – Monday – and into this morning. By noon, the rain had stopped and the sun was out, although it did rain some on my way home from work. The rain came down hard enough to lift the drain pipe that runs under the upper end of the driveway, which directs the water down across the back yard and into the stream. Getting out tomorrow morning should be interesting. We also had our “traditional” leak in the kitchen ceiling. The Squire has tried every trick in the book to stop that one: cleaning the gutters and putting up guards, replacing some of the shingles on the carport roof, sealing everywhere he can think of, and it still leaks.

At any rate, other than the business with the drain pipe, we had no damage at all – no trees down, and the creek didn’t rise.

Thanks be to God.

2 Responses to “The Storm That Almost Wasn’t”

  1. tiggerlyss August 5, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

    After seeing some of the uprooted trees and flooding footage, I am glad you are doing well and not in the house going down the creek. Hopefully the drain pipe behaved for you.

    • thisendoftheswamp August 7, 2020 at 10:19 pm #

      Jim had a “young man” (he’s fifty!) from church come over to help him remove the pipe, and dig out the gravel that had washed into the trench. It is raining again, but as soon as they get the chance they will pour cement around the pipe to keep it in place. We hope.

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