Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lakefront Property

A storm cloud blew over Nashville and stayed put. Now it's been declared a disaster area and there are flood warnings in every county; there are 36,000 people without power. Our street looks like a river with white caps and mini-rapids -- moments ago, we watched a turtle, two garbage cans and a potted tomato plant zip by and pool in the thigh-deep puddle at the end of our cul-de-sac. The thunder is so forceful that it shakes the floor underfoot and rattles the windows. There have been more than 600 rescues around town as the water swallows cars and homes, and there was a tornado warning seven miles from our house. The creek behind our neighbor's house flooded yesterday and ran down her front lawn so that you can't see any grass -- it looks like the Mississippi. And if we have a river out front, it looks like a lake out back...

Needless to say, we haven't ventured out of the house this weekend -- we barely bothered to get dressed. It was disappointing to cancel all our plans with friends, but fascinating to watch nature unleashed from behind the safety of our glass door. So we've been playing Tinker Toys, riding bikes in the garage, preparing wonderful meals, watching the Kentucky Derby and listening to the rain fall and fall and fall like lovely background music.

3 comments:

The Brown Family said...

Been thinking of you as I read the news! Love that you're making the most of it. Stay safe! Hugs and kisses to your kiddos!

Johanna said...

Hang in there! We're thinking about you!

Jake said...

I'm glad to hear you guys are safe and dry! We've been thinking of you!