Monday, October 5, 2015

And The Rains Came.....



And came...We had flash flood warnings all weekend.  We've been deluged. The roof sprung a leak in several places.Sigh.  Alex Cavanaugh's area was hit too.
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Besides a wet week and weekend, it was also a foodie week last week. Wednesday was free pie at O'Charley's. I'm going to go a little off track here. Pie sounds so southern but after living in NC for nearly twenty years,  it seems more of a Midwestern  thing. No Perkins. No Bakers Square. And its not offered that much on menus outside of O'Charleys. From the crowd they pull in on Wednesdays, I would think some of the chains might want to rethink that. Our waitress told us that last Wednesday they ran out.
Thursday, a bud took me to Olive Garden which I hadn't been to in years. They were doing two-fers. One for there and one to take home. OMG. The food was wonderful.
But enough about food....
After setting out buckets to catch the leaks we headed to the east part of the state to see our babies and help the boy, who was on babysitting detail while his wife took a much needed weekend away.
I'm happy to say that when we got back home Sunday evening, the ceilings were still intact. Not that I was worried.....much.
How was your  weekend. Did anybody else deal with the rains?


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Crystal Collier's birthday wasn't last Monday it's today! So once again....Happy BDay, Crystal:)

34 comments:

  1. Oh my, that rain looks bad. It's been dry here in Rhineland, but in the south of France they had torrential rains causing a lot of damage. Pie is always good, I LOVE pie always and all sorts! Have a great day, stay dry, hugs, Valerie

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    1. In complete agreement on the pie, Valerie:)
      I wish we had some sort of filtering system that would hold the excess rain and filter it to the drought stricken areas.....

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  2. Some world wide weather moderation would be nice. We have been promised and promised some rain. The weather boffins lie like pigs in mud.
    I am glad your roof held up. Very glad.

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    1. Thank you, EC.
      I wish I could send our excess rains your way.

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  3. but you don't have lakes in your yard, do you? We've had a rainy Autumn for a week or two here as well with very cold nights... almost wintery.

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    1. Thank goodness no lakes. And thus far....it hasn't rained here today.
      Sorry to hear about your wintry weather.

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  4. There are entire areas under water, including roads and towns. I'm sure our yard has water and wish I was there now instead of stuck in a really flooded area.

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    1. I didn't realize you were stuck, Alex. Are you in NC or SC?

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  5. we had rain/clouds/cold/damp for the week; it's finally outta here!

    no flooding for us. I had to activate the heat in the house to stay warm though.

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    1. I broke down and turned the heat on last night. grrr.

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  6. Saw the news footage of the flooding and people being rescued from their homes. Just awful. Hope the damage to the roof isn't too bad and that home insurance will cover cost of repairs. Wishing you clear and sunny skies to dry things out. And pie. Pie is comfort food.

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    2. Thanks, CJ. Appreciate that. It could have been a lot worse.
      No rain today. Yay.
      And yes, Pie always helps:)

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  7. Sounds like a ton of rain. Hopefully the roof is easily fixable

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  8. I don't think NC can complain to what Columbia and Charleston got. We got lucky in the upstate area. We got light rain while the rest of SC got heavy floods

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  9. Hi, dear Sandra! Hows that ark coming along? :) I watched The Weather Channel all weekend and felt very sorry for you folks. After days of heavy rain, even a gray and cloudy day will seem like a welcome joy from this point on. I was traveling around Florida over the weekend and encountered mostly cloudy skies, intermittent rain and occasional heavy downpours. One gully washer triggered a chain reaction crash on a major highway we used and backed up traffic for miles.

    I wish you a sunny, dry and happy week ahead, dear friend Sandra!

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    1. Yikes. Sorry about the gully washer.
      No rain today. Yay!

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  10. So glad it didn't flood your house--we went through that in 2010 and it was HORRIBLE. Sorry to hear about your roof, though--check with your insurance. Often they'll replace your entire roof if you suffer from storm damage! We got ours replaced for free. I was surprised how often they'll do that.

    I wonder what happens when O'Charley's runs out of pie? People probably get a little mad, right? Especially if the only reason they ate there was for the free pie.

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    1. Yikes. I'm sorry to hear about your house flooding. That must have been ghastly. A homeowner's nightmare.
      Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into it.

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  11. We here in the UK are having the tail end of the hurricane.......not the wind but terrible rain , going to be like that for a few days.
    Glad you are all safe and sound.
    Yvonne.

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  12. We've had plenty of rain. That's why I keep finding my butt on the roof trying to fix things.

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  13. Thankfully we have had little rain but I was thinking about the people in North Carolina and South and Florida. I hope you did not suffer too much damage and that your insurance will cover anything. They can be tricky buggers but hope all works well for you.

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  14. I hope the floods didn't last too long.

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    1. No rain today.....
      How are you, Annalisa?

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  15. Hi Pat,
    Maybe not easily but definitely fixable. Thanks;)

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  16. Hope it doesn't get too bad for you.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. No rain today. Yay.

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  17. We had the rains on Friday and I had to walk in them. Not fun. We lucked out for the rest of the weekend.

    I am glad you are safe and I hope it doesn't get too bad for you!

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    1. Hope you had a nice big umbrella!
      Thanks for the good thoughts, Jessica Marie.

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  18. Thanks, Birgit. At least the rain has stopped. We'll see what happens.

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  19. I hope you stay safe! I'm actually from North Carolina living in California...so it's kind of ironic that we're suffering from a severe drought here while it's flooding there. :/

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