Monday, August 27, 2012

Flooding, winds and we’re ready for a bit of sunshine

Good morning everyone ~ I didn’t sleep all that well last night as we had strong winds with gusting winds to 61 mph, and heavy, heavy blowing rains. Our house is up on a cement block foundation, and we see this morning that there is water under our house. We are thankful it has not gotten up to floor level. Our county has had 10-13 inches of rain and power outages too. I read that our area was the hardest his by this storm.  Isaac is well off the FL coast, but the size of it is what caused us to have so much rain and wind. Wind gusts in the 30’s are expected today, and only 1-3 inches of rain. We will not be doing errands today. One road that we travel, northwest of us was 2 ft. underwater.  That is hard to imagine, except for the fact that the rain was steady and heavy for hours.

One of my tall Mexican sunflower shrubs broke, and the other is leaning, so I’ll be topping them so that they will bush out more. I hope I don’t lose anything because of too much water, time will tell. I’m glad I mowed the other day while I had the chance. My jungle gardens will definitely need pruning after all of this.

Fences are still standing, we’re dry and cozy in our tiny cottage and thankful things aren’t worse. I’m starting to get cabin fever, with gray days, rain and wind, and staying indoors. I can see why you all who live up north get depressed during your winters, especially near the end. You are so ready to get outside and play.

No pictures this morning. It’s starting to rain from the next band of stormy weather passing over. It should be easing off as the day progresses. We got the worst of it during the night.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady Lorraine

12 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

Hope things don't get much worse for you. I know gulf friends are boarding up windows.

Cher Sunray Gardens

~~~~~ eli ~~~~~ said...

I get blue after just a day or two of this kind of weather. Although for us, Saturday was beautiful. I'm sitting here at my desk - alone in the office and it's still really dark and gloomy out. I suspect it may be like this most of the day.

I lost several plants when Debby dumped a lot of rain on us. Hoping Isaac doesn't cause me any more losses.

When does your Mexican sunflowers bloom? I planted one this past spring and it has grown nicely, just not sure when I should expect any flowers.

Hugs~

eli

Rebecca said...

Glad to hear of your status this morning. Hope you're so able to "get outside and play" :)

Annie said...

Keep safe...I've been hearing about Isaac on our Australian news, and thinking of you.

R in NC said...

I woke up last night thinking of you and hoping you were ok.

Lynn said...

Good morning! You will sleep well tonight. I saw that you mowed last week and was thinking it was a good thing if you had much clean-up to do. Best to stay put one more day. Happy Monday.

lemonverbenalady said...

Glad you and DH are safe and sound and fairly dry, FL. Hope things continue to get better for you. xxoo Nancy

Susan said...

It does sound like you are getting some of the worst of it Flowerlady. Do stay dry and safe inside. Not much going on a little north of you in my neck of the woods...just some gray and rainy days.

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Darla said...

It's very gray and overcast here today. Waiting to see how much rain Isaac generates our way. The beaches have mandatory evacuation and I just got an email that school may be closed tomorrow.

Friko said...

Hope it's all over now and you can get out and enjoy the sun again.

Nancy J said...

I am so glad you are safe, last night when it was on our TV, Hugh asked me if I had a friend in the Florida area, and yes, I do,Thankyou for letting us all know that you are both safe, water levels not too threatening, and indoors will be a good place for at least today.Play outside again another day. Fond greetings, Jean.