Last Friday I mentioned that it was a rainy day. Well, it turned out to be more rainy than I expected. A lot of towns here got between 5 to 7 inches of rain. Our town was one of them. We pulled our cars, which we park on the street, into our yard because the road was starting to resemble a river. Our basement also took on water. I managed to save our Christmas tree before it got too bad, but we lost a lot of the stuff we had stored down there. It was mostly old clothes and various things that we don't use regularly, so we were more upset about having to clean up the mess than we were about the stuff that got ruined. I'm grateful, though, because it could have been a lot worse. There were plenty of people in town who had way more water in their basements than we did.
It seems like weather has been picking on us lately. A couple weeks ago a strong storm moved through that took a roof off a church in town, did some damage to the school and the house across the street from it, and took down various trees all over town. Our house was virtually untouched, so we got lucky there too. My husband and I were sipping wine and playing cards when it happened. If anyone's curious about that storm, there's plenty of news coverage about it. Here's a link for you to check out.
So yeah, I'm celebrating the fact that our family has escaped the worst of the crazy weather we've been having, and also that no one has been hurt during any of it.
On a brighter note, I'm still celebrating being the WEP runner up, and I'm celebrating the IWSG anthology contest. I can't wait to get to work on a story. I still need to come up with an idea, though.
I needed to get my oldest son in for a dentist appointment and an eye exam for school, and I got both of those done this week. I always enjoy getting things like that out of the way.
Oh, and I'm celebrating the fact that this is a three day weekend! Woohoo!
What would you like to celebrate?