Saturday, September 23, 2006

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It’s rained here for the last 2 days….close to 5 inches. Last night we were treated to a beautiful lighting storm with high winds and heavy rains. We lost a beautiful old Hickory tree by the creek out back…it completely uprooted and came crashing down injuring several other trees on its way down. The tree was approximately 3 feet in diameter…I’m just estimating here, but it was VERY tall.

Motherkitty just called and said they were approximately 70 miles away and that it has rained all the way…it won’t be long until they are here.

I decided to tell you guys about the downed tree which I couldn’t photograph because of the rain and where it’s at. I would have to crawl around on the muddy creek bank, that, at the moment is overflowing to get a picture of it and normally I would, but Motherkitty, Tomas, Kitten Yarn & the girls are on their way, and I didn’t want to get all muddy. I did take an umbrella out there to get a peek at it…and it’s going to take some time to get it all sawed up. Luckily it missed falling on our little red dump wagon (that gets pulled by the riding lawnmower) and also missed our row boat.

Well, what do you know?! Here’s the sun and it’s shining brightly. I sure hope that it last for as long as Motherkitty, Tomas & family are here. It’s warm outside and if the hammock dries out, I know that Dancer girl & Little One will have fun playing on it…all kids do. They’ll have to wait until tomorrow though because the ground is soppy wet today.

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are today…and I hope that you are spending the weekend, as I am, surrounded by the people I love.


Sue said...

I've been wondering if the storm we keep hearing about was near you. Goodness that's a lot of rain in such a short time.
Enjoy your visit with those you love this weekend!

susan said...

Tell MK hi for me! Hope you have a nice visit. Downed trees around here mean only one thing - firewood!

Kerri said...

How lovely that company is coming!!
That sure is a lot of rain in a short time. We're having a rainy Saturday up here too. It's gloomy. We were so lucky to get the beautiful weather last weekend for the wedding!
That's too bad about your tree. Ross and I were wondering why there was no picture...until we read on....yep, can't get muddy with company coming :)
Ross says he'd love that hickory. He just bought a saw mill!
Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and those little girls get some sunshine so they can play in the hammock :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sandy.
So pleased that tree didn't do any damage.

Rachel said...

Sorry about the tree Sandy. I was up late last night keeping on eye on the weather. I think they had calmed down before they got here, but we got lots of rain. The rain guage said 3.5 inches. It's thundering now and we are getting ready to be hit by round 2.

Hope you have a wonderful visit with your brother and family!!

Jim said...

Hi Sandy -- Thanks for the weather wish. Our sun IS shining again now, a few minutes ago a tropical, windy, shower came through. It only lasted a couple of minutes.


Merle sent me. I do hope is all happy for you.

Jon Cox said...


Granny said...

Happy Birthday. I spent today running kids all over the place - surrounded is a good word for it.

Tammy said...

I've heard all day on the Weather Channel how soggy Ky was...we've had some showers here too.
Have fun with the family.

Floridacracker said...

Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that the tree missed your mowing cart and boat and that there was no serious dameage otherwise.

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's really sad about your tree. I'm glad it missed the boat and cart though. I'm here from Merle's blog to say Happy Birthday. :)

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday Sandy.
Pleased the tree didnt go through your ride on mower. Were having strong winds today also.I have come over from Merle's
Have a lovely day with your family Take care have fun

Gwen said...

Happy Bithday Sandy,hope it was a good one.
Just been to Merle's so thought iwould pop in & say hi.

Cazz said...

Hi Sandy

You can send the rain over here to us.. it is badly needed.


Hope you have a great time with family and friends.


Anonymous said...

Hi Happy, Happy Birthday. Hope you have a truly wonderful day. That storm must have been pretty severe, the poor old tree, I wonder what historical things it witnessed in it's lifetime. Cheers Margaret.

your daughter said...

Happy birtday mom ,I love you

somershade said...

the one that can't spell :)

Sue said...

Hi Sandy,
Glad a little birdie told me today was your birthday! Happy Birthday!
Hope it's a great day and that the year ahead is filled with every blessing!

PEA said...

Happy Birthday Sandy:-) Hope your weekend has been a lot of fun with the family and you know we'll want to hear all about it and see some pictures!!! Hugs!

Remiman said...

Happy Birthday!
Our weather was rainy windy and generally inhospitable. so we got lots of rainy day chores done.

Tammy said...

well now...I just knew you would have a birthday post up...oh well...
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday dear Sandy!!!
Happy Birthday to You!!!
...and many more!!

Ava said...

Hope you had a happy birthday, my dear!

I hope you got your sunshine!

Val said...

Happy birthday, dear girl!

I am very envious of all your rain, but am sorry about your hickory tree.

Anonymous said...

Well, first, Happy (belated) Birthday! I hope it was a good day. I hope that bad weather missed hitting you.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I just want to say thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday and to those of you who also sent me ecards & gave me birthday cards & gifts.
This was truely THE BEST birthday I have ever had. I love you all!


Paige said...

Glad you are ok. It was bad from what I seen on TV.