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Friday, August 22, 2008

Fav Foto Fro-Fay!

See - we can fit two cars in our garage! first time for everything :)

Dan and Danny filling the generator with gas. We had to run it for 24 hours as we had no power. Can I tell you how much I heard "and YOU said we did not need one!!" I had to eat crow for a long time :) We were able to run everything in the house. We did not need to run the AC as the temp stayed in the hi 70's.
We invited one of our neighbors over for coffee this am as they did not have a generator and had no power.

The kids on their makeshift beds in our room last night

The girls in bed with us last night

During a lull we ran up to the base to check on our boat this am. This is a dock at the marina on base. The dock is under water and the boats were bobbing all around. There were several boats that had broken loose from either the dock or the moorings and were against the trees. There was a motor boat sunk at the dock and a sailboat that was being slammed into the dock and had two huge holes in it. So sad.

This is across the street, his yard has flooded and now the street is flooded

Our next door neighbors front yard, all under water. Their back yard is worse than ours.

The backyard "pool"
Unfortunately we are supposed to have rain for the next 1 1/2 days!!
The worst is during high tide when the water fills up the street and comes up our driveway and almost to the back porch.
Lots of streets are flooded and too many homes have lost their docks.
This is the storm that just will not end.
I know this area needs rain, but we didn't need it all in one week!!

Since starting and stopping this blog entry the tide has come in and it has started pouring again!

The back yard is quickly disappearing!

The water is coming up our driveway now :(

Does anyone know a stop rain dance??

Can I tell you how stir crazy we are going to be by Monday am when Danny goes back to school!!


Diana said...

from the looks of things, I'm glad you were able to get your cars in the garage. I think I can live without hurricanes. We just have snow and earthquakes here in the desert. Glad you are all ok. Hopefully your new playset won't warp from all the water, too. Ours did the first winter we had it.

Oh, I bet that humble pie tasted pretty darn good this morning! I'd hear the same thing from my hubs, too BTW.

Jane said...

Saw on the news that you really need to be careful and look out for snakes and gators coming out of the water and into your yard. : ) As if you didn't have enough to deal with.

Maybe you should go stay on the boat for the weekend?!?!?!

Don and Be said...

Hoping for some dry weather for y'all......

Alyson & Ford said...

Glad you made it through the storm in good shape - yep, a generator is a necessity for Florida!
We have found some larger pieces to our dock so will traipse through other's yards to "float" them back.... rebuilding will be some other day!


Natalie C. said...

i am glad ya'll are ok...i was gonna call you since you hadn't update, but i chweck your blog ya

Anonymous said...

Hope you all made it ok thru the weekend! Hopefully, Fay has moved on.