Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rain, rain, go away!

We were racing back home as this storm approached

 9.5 inches of rain in less than a week is way too much!  And on two of those days we got over 3 inches of rain.  It's unbelievable really.  I'm sure we are on our way to some type of record rainfall for July in the Indy area.

The drying bench

We had a small problem with our sump pump which sprayed water over the basement for about 20 minutes.  Now, that doesn't sound like much unless you understand that Mike has lots of bins of electronic parts and screws and nuts and nails and other miscellaneous stuff.  Much of that got wet along with lots of electronic reference manuals.

He's had a very long week of drying out these parts.  He has a good system though.  He rigged up a screen on a frame and set this upon two saw horses.  He would blow them off with the air compressor hose and then let them dry in between rain drops.

I don't want to complain too much about our problems because there are many homes and yards with more serious damage.  The town of Speedway was particularly hard hit with high winds downing many, many trees, some of which fell on houses.  And there were two confirmed tornadoes in nearby towns. And the heavy rains damaged homes and flooded roads.

Wall cloud?  I was constantly watching the sky for tornadoes. 

And as I looked through my pictures this week, I realized that most captured the strange, scary and sometimes beautiful clouds.

Here's a glimpse of our week in the clouds...

More wall clouds?

Sunlight and blue skies peeking through
Neighborhood at sunset
Evening closes in
Skies reflected on flooded road
Beauty in water
Mike watching a strange sky

But the rain is a blessing for my little container garden...  My cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and herbs are thriving.  

Have a great weekend and stay dry!

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