Monday, June 30, 2008

Floods

Y'all have listened to me whine and complain about the excessive amount of rain and storms we have been getting. Y'all probably think I'm exaggerating, don't you? You probably think I'm just whining about a few storms, because I missed a few photo walks.(c) Misty DawnS

Honest, I'm not exaggerating. I don't think we have gone a full 48 hours without rain for over two months! Our fields look like ponds. Most of the farmers have lost all the corn they planted, along with all the fertilizer a.k.a. money they put on that corn. Now, they are marking their corn as a loss, hiking up their bib-overalls, and attempting to get on with their farming lives. This means, it is time to plant beans. However, they can't get in the fields to plant, because it is too wet!

Believe it or not, we actually have not had rain since Saturday. So, if you were to come out to my neck of the woods a.k.a. The Middle of Nowhere (turn left at the cow), you would see tractors attached to mowers, discs, rakes, or balers in pretty much any field you looked at. That's where Hubs is right now, as a matter of fact. He's out trying to bale some hay before we get rain again.
(c) Misty DawnS

And, just in case, you still think I'm exaggerating, let me tell you about Friday. We left at 2 a.m. to take my step-son to the airport in Kansas City. While in the city, we visited some stores, because we don't have those things out here... stores, that is. When we walked into Best Buy, I grabbed my husband's arm, and said "Can you smell it? Can you smell the beauty of Best Buy? Oh, it's electronic Heaven!" Meanwhile, the store personnel were looking at me like they were considering calling security. But, anyway - I got a bit off topic there (that's what happens when I start thinking about electronics). The point of the story is - what should have been a 2 1/2 hour trip home turned out to be much longer, and we did not arrive home until 9 p.m. You ask 'why'? Well, since you asked - it is because we had to turn around and backtrack several times, because the nagging wife that I am did not approve to her husband driving her precious vehicle through the flooded waters which was drowning over the roads.
Still think I'm exaggerating? Look at this...
(c) Misty DawnS

Yes, that is a billboard... which means it should be up high in the air. I bet when they put that billboard up, they didn't realize that it would appear that the Grand River Inn was in the middle of water. How appropriate.

5 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +)

I never doubted you for a minute. I know you wouldn't lie to us. You just wouldn't. I'm sorry everything is so wet.

Here it's very, very dry and the state is on fire. Yes, there are 1,400 fires burning in the state of California. There are lots and lots of stores though. Big hug. :)

D...

Yikes about all that flooding and loss of crops. That's never good.

I had to give an out loud chuckle about the Grand River Inn being in the middle of what looks like a river. Love.It.

Tammy

Wow dude! That is a lota water! Just to be on the safe side you better come to Canada and stay with me. ;o)

Linda

I know that the rain is bad but I have to say that I really, really like that first picture of the rain clouds that you posted.

Remind me that I don't want to book reservations at the Grand River Inn anytime soon!

Hope it clears up and dries up before too much longer - sending you rays of sunshine!

CrazyCath

Oh my goodness that is DEEP!!
I wouldn't let him drive my car through there either...!

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