Elizabeth City Flooding
First off– I do apologize for my sporadic blogging. I have a series of work deadlines to hit in October and they are keeping me pretty busy. But I do have time for a quick post. This morning, our little neighborhood woke up to flooding. Ryan and I took some pictures.
Our entire yard was underwater this morning.
Front Yard (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Side Yard (Photo by Ryan Somma)
View From Dawson (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Back Yard (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Unfortunately, a family from Morgan Street discovered their car couldn’t quite handle the high waters. Their vehicle died right in front of our house. Knowing that more rain is on the way, the family came back and pushed their car to drier grounds.
(Photo by Ryan Somma)
I tried not to worry about the Tropical Storm and the American Chestnuts, I really did. But, remembering the two chestnuts I overwatered in June, I just couldn’t quite relax enough to fall asleep last night. Finally I succumbed to my worries (neurosises?) and brought them all in. Like with Hurricane Earl, the chestnuts are spending the storm inside. This time, however, it is a lot more claustrophobic! The chestnuts have grown since the last time they were refuges in the living room.
Oh those dogs. They just don’t know what to do when our whole yard is covered in water. At first Ryan tried to entice them to wade through the water to dry, dump-able, land. But they would have none of that.
Next up, we decided maybe if we left them on the deck long enough, they would relieve themselves there out of desperation. Alas, the dogs found it beneath their dignity to go to the bathroom there. This irks me. The dogs have proven on more than one occasion that they are not above going to the bathroom INSIDE the house. But the deck? No way! Ryan was already wading taking pictures, so I decided to carry the dogs to dry ground.
Me (the tiny person in green) Carrying Henry to Dry Ground (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Returning Henry (With Empty Bladdar and Bowels) to the Deck (Photo by Ryan Somma)
Carrying Jimmie to Dump-Worthy Grounds (Photo by Ryan Somma)
They did their business and all was well.
Ryan the Hard Worker
Ryan wasn’t deterred by the lack of yard. He rolled up his pants, secured his laptop bag and waded to work!
Stay dry everyone!