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Just a Quickie….

To let all our friends and family know…

We all are OK!


This past week has presented more than its share of anxious moments. Wednesday it just looked like the sky opened up and dumped everything it had on us.

The next day we got word of the ‘Water Hose’ that would hose us and presented Flood Warning after Flood Warning on our telephones and TVs all weekend.

The rain started raining again here Friday at 5pm and didn’t stop until Sunday. Thankfully it was never really a wrath-of-God type cloud burst. And with a brand new pool we are still learning how to take care of, a block-long drainage ditch behind our house where all the rain from the other houses on our block runs through this ditch to the drain at the edge of our property to the town reservoir a half mile behind our house, I went to bed nervous Friday night as I listened to it pour in the dark.

Adding a log to my restless night was my buddy from our class reunion that texts me Saturday morning letting me know we (Charleston) are on the “national news” .

Well I threw off the covers and tore open the sash to see what was the matter!

Thankfully it was all clear at our house. So far our property and development has weathered the storm. The only troubling signs were the plague of frogs I found in my pool the next morning! Easily 10 frogs in there frolicking around!Β  ..each day since,

flood 2Yes, frogs were in my pool not the drainage ditch behind it.

…but how did they see it?

It’s elevated substantially off the ground.

flood 3

No matter, these guys just got a bath.

All in all the local news said we received 11.5 inches of rain Saturday! Think about that for a second, almost a foot …of rain.

Not snow but rain. In one day.

Again we were lucky. Others locally and else where in the state not so much.

As we left church on Sunday we joked with our friends that this freaky weather situation didn’t even have a name. It really wasn’t part of the hurricane south of us over the Bahamas but a unique, ‘once in 500 years’ weather occurrence where two fronts pulled water off the ocean and shot it like a fire hose across Charleston, Columbia and the rest of South Carolina.

floodssOur weekend weather

radarThis was Sunday’s weather pattern after theΒ  ‘Hose’ started to disperse.

It is still aiming at Charleston.

We said, years from now what will we call this? ‘The weekend we got a lot of rain’?

Yea, that never happens here on the coast in the fall!

It wasn’t Joaquin but somebody else!

Our girls didn’t care. So far they have been off Friday, Monday, and Tuesday from school. Same with Mom this week. Dad had to work. While my distribution center was open, other company distribution centers in the state were not…

flood 1Like I said, we were lucky!

Yes Columbia, SC appears to have had it even worse than Charleston…

floods columbia

That is s river in Columbia that went up about 13 feet in one day!

Our rain at least could make it to the coast.

Columbia’s rain has nowhere to go….

but here!

Tonight our very good friends and our other wife texted everyone they knew and asked for prayers as the river behind their house was rising and had 5 feet to go until it reached their house.

It appears South Carolina in not out of the storm yet.

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33 thoughts on “Just a Quickie….

  1. Glad all was ok for you and family. Loved the underwater frog photo.

  2. Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers Ms. Jessica! You always have the right thing to say. πŸ™‚ We will survive and be back and beautiful in no time! Come for yourself and see! thanks for looking in Jessica! have a great week….

  3. Hey Nancy,

    We had a good weekend and it supposed to be sunny here all week…ideal if I may be so bold. It looked like Columbia did get more rain than us. They were in a lot worse shape. But we have been on flood alert as all their water washed down here. A graph I saw showed 3 rivers around us 10-15 ft above flood level…Come on sun! I hope Ken’s family weathered the storm OK. Tide are high this time of year…thanks for your thoughts. I was having a toss up over which I prefer myself, a foot of snow or rain… Neither I think… πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Andy,

    I am so glad to hear that you and your family are okay. The rain and flooding in SC have constantly been in the news up here in New England. The news keeps showing pictures of the awful flooding in Columbia.

    Ken has been calling his Mom and his brother every day to check on them. I understand it’s still(!) raining there.

    I’m not sure which is worse, a lot of rain or a lot of snow.

    Please keep us posted as to how you are doing. Thinking of you . . .


  5. I’ve been dealing with some crazies around these parts so avoiding writing the last few months.

  6. I hope all is still well for you there. Such a tragedy that has befallen much of your beautiful state. Prayers and love to you and your precious family!

  7. Hi Ms. Sandy! Whats on your mind? Why do you say that? I really miss Sandyland. Hope you are doing well

  8. I feel like we all need to come back to the blogging world for a bit….

  9. No wonder she scurried out!

  10. Thanks Betsy! Yes, I would be glad to send you some water for your fires. I loved that picture too after watching the Weather Channel all weekend. They kept showing some dreary pics but not all the state or Charleston was underwater, like us thank God. Our friends are preparing for the worst as we speak and moving everything they can to their 2nd floor. Now what are we going to call this storm?

  11. Wow. That’s so frightening. Meanwhile, in CA we have the opposite problem with fires! Too bad that hose can’t shoot all the way across the country instead! Glad you’re okay! Hope your friends will be too. Love the picture you posted at the very top. Way to keep it light!

  12. πŸ™‚ Thanks Mari! Glad to see you! I am a worrier too. Yes we are all safe.. going a little stir-crazy from all the rain but still safe. So glad you stopped by. I hope you are safe and doing well too..

  13. So glad you are all safe, including the new additions πŸ™‚ Keep us in the know, we worry out here.

  14. Hey Ms. Lora, thanks for checking in. yes, so far so good for our little family…but the creek continues to rise! Can you send a little sunshine our way? I hope you are doing well! Thanks for stopping by….

  15. Glad all is well for you. So sorry for all the people who have incurred losses. We had a similar storm in Colorado 2 years ago. It was shocking and devastating for a lot of people… and it barely rained in our little bubble!

  16. Thanks for your prayers Luanne! Yes the whole state needs some prayers, not just the areas covered by TV. We will be ok…..Enjoy your dry on your part of the country! Thanks for dropping by!

  17. Oh YOU would wish that! It was supposed to clear up today but it is still raining a bit…I have some free water for you Ms. Aurora! I hope you are doing well! Thanks for dropping by!

  18. Thanks for your thoughts. we are doing good. Although I see the water has gone over the banks on the reservoir behind us now. We may soon have some waterfront property! Thanks for dropping by!

  19. I think I am going to round them up and stop setting them free.. and maybe interrogate them. My girls are wanting a new pet or two…. Thanks for dropping by Diana. I’ll let you know what I find out. xo Thanks for dropping by!

  20. Andy, so glad to hear y’all are ok. What an experience!!! Prayers for the whole state to recover quickly!

  21. Yey, free water! and french snacks! (yuck).
    Have fun with the rain.

  22. Was worried, really glad you’re all ok. Hang in there!

  23. I’m glad you guys are safe Andy and like you I’m curious as to how the frogs got into your pool! ❀
    Diana xo

  24. Thank you mi Amiga! I am soooo happy to be able to tell you we have been safe! That reservoir behind us still makes me not relax. but it could be worse! Thanks for dropping by Maria! i hope you and yours are all well too!

  25. OK OK I see your point Ms. Nat. but I don’t like it. Well I like the not being flooded part.

    Yesterday I saw a splitting image of you in my grocery store right down to her clothes, hair, physique and face. I stared and stared as I saw my Natjtan in my own town…the poor girl scurried away quickly. I must have stared to hard! What were you doing here? πŸ™‚ PS…come swim on the clear blue pool anytime or the next time you are in town! Take care Ms. Natalie! ah, thanks for dropping by!

  26. Thank you! We have been blessed so far in our little neck of the woods. I am ready for it to be over to after being locked inside for most of the weekend. The next few days will be like when the big snows melt quickly in your area and all the rivers fill up…Stay tuned!

  27. Hello, my southern amigo! So glad to hear that your family and pool are okay! So scary and sad for the people who weren’t so lucky. Stay safe! πŸ™‚

  28. Infectious! I Love them both too! That much fun is priceless!

  29. Oh my goodness! I can’t wait. Love those smiles on both.

  30. That is my next post.. the Dance off! but first I have to drain the pool again.. πŸ™‚ Miss You!

  31. We got out just in time! But even if we didn’t, we have more time to spend with those darling girls!! We are very glad that all is well though!

  32. Yay to frogs and not being flooded! If you were a frog, would you want a ditch you could be swept away in or a 5 star pond, which crystal clear waters?!

  33. glad to hear you are okay, and hope it is over soon for all of you – beth

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