From the time I picked Nick up from school Friday afternoon, until mid-day today, I didn’t leave the house. This is why.
This is a major intersection downtown. Closed all day. People were actually standing down there, fishing.
A closed exit from a major highway through our downtown.
Pretty picture, right? If only it wasn’t a flooded restaurant parking lot.
The baseball field downtown.
One of our playgrounds downtown.
Nice picture of a guy kayaking … on our town baseball field!
After non-stop rain for nearly 40 hours, it was a bit hard to get motivated to head out, so instead I hibernated and worked on
my Tivo list the house. A few weeks ago, we had a foot of snow. Followed just days later by two feet of snow and weather so bad that it was christened Snowicane 2010. And now? The Flood of 2010. I don’t mind bad weather. I don’t mind rain. Or snow. But seriously, we need a break. Many homes in our town were evacuated yesterday and today. Many more completely inaccessible. So many roads closed downtown due to flooding, it took nearly 40 minutes to drive the one-and-a-half miles to church today. Businesses completely submerged under 40 inches of water. Two hundred and eighty THOUSAND people in New Jersey are currently without power. My parents and friends among them. And they’re projecting no power for several days as we begin to get out from under all this.
I promise to enjoy every stinkin’ second of the heat, humidity and whatever else the Spring and Summer bring us … but in the meantime, seriously, enough already.