July 10, 2015


There was a big storm system that came through Monday night and is still running its course. We ended up getting flooded out that Monday night. I woke to a screaming baby and thunder that shook the house. Stepped out of the bed and my feet hit water. What a mess.

Lets just say, trying to gather your belongings and get as many things off the ground as possible in the middle of a horrendous storm in the middle of the night with a sobbing baby in the background, it was surreal. And nightmarish.

The streets were impassable just one street over from ours, but we were still able to get down the middle of our road.

And just like that the water was gone. Mmm. While I write this, thunder is rumbling across the sky.

And daylight darkens.


Daphne Gould said...

That sounds scary. I hope things dry out for you quickly.

Margaret said...

Oh, that's horrible, Phuong! I hope that you are able to repair the damage and get back to normal life soon, although in situations like that, I know it's much easier said than done.

Texan said...

I am sorry to hear your place flooded. That must have been awful to wake up and find water in your home!

David Velten said...

What a frightening thing to happen. I hope things get sorted out quickly for you.

Phuong said...

Hi Daphne,
At least nobody was hurt, and we were able to save most everything.

Phuong said...

Hi Margaret,
It took lots of cleaning but we're almost back to normal. In situations like this it's really important to run dehumidifiers and air conditioners for a few days to make sure and get all the moisture out, otherwise mold can be an issue.

Phuong said...

Hi Texan,
When my feet hit water, I knew exactly what had happened. At least my husband thought to go put lumber underneath the furniture to get them off the ground.

Phuong said...

Hi David,
The strange thing is it poured down rain all night and then it was 95 degrees and scorching humid during the day so it was unbearable running around trying to get everything done. I can see why people have basements here, so the house is higher off the ground and it's just the basement that gets flooded.

Sue Garrett said...

The first photo is so colourful as well as showing a great harvest

Phuong said...

Hi Sue,
It's been really fun growing the different kinds of summer squash, tomatoes, and peppers. There's just so many different varieties out there to try.

It's amazing the different kind of fruit you grow. Pretty wonderful.