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Thursday, August 30, 2012

stormy weather

well, back to school would not be complete here in south florida without a storm, or the threat of one.  this year we got a doozy! tropical storm isaac was not too bad to us, but not too kind either.  thankfully we did not get any damage to our house or cars, but some of our yard and many roads in our area did not fair as well. several others in the area got it so much worse than we did also.  it apparently was a 1 in 100 year storm! this august has been the wettest on record since they started keeping records back in the late 1800's!  

during the storm on monday

our poor street is under that water somewhere.  and still is today!

mauricio off to the rescue!

do you see that??? water to his knees!!
not as deep in the street, but still not fit for walking.

mauricio said the jeep asked him "is that all you got??" thank goodness for the jeep or we would still be housebound and calling for some supplies!!

a view down to the main road that our street is off of.  insane! it still looks this way today too.

so here we are still surrounded by the same amount of water.  i wonder if our property value will go up now that we own lakefront property? or maybe not because it looks more like bayou front property.  any day now we are going to start gator huntin'.  
a view of the other side of our street that leads to a canal that is now level with the road.  it's been weird to see boats go past our house. you did read that right. in. the. road. maybe we'll get the gondola out and start serenading the neighborhood...
our poor little mailbox...
we just got out yesterday, after being cooped up for several days. it was nice to see civilization again!! of course, our first stop was the library because we're nerdy like that and then off for the real reason we left — toilet paper! 

the only annoyance that we've had to deal with, besides the fact that we are surrounded by water, is that both sarah and gracie's schools have reopened, but we couldn't get them there yesterday! they did go today, but sarah's school is 30 min away and she is usually bused.  unfortunately, they are not running buses out here, for obvious reasons i suppose, so we are having to drive out there. (remember, we have a jeep.  getting out of the flooded driveway and street = great! gas mileage = horrible!) thankfully one of her best friends also attends the same school and offered to take her today and she usually gets dropped off closer to the house on tues and thursdays because of ballet. tomorrow, we will figure something out.  we are a day by day kinda family right now!!

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