Wednesday, January 25, 2012

When it RAINS - it POURS!

And I don't mean just Morton Salt!

We have had a major rain event here in Texas the last couple of days! It started late yesterday afternoon. A friend and I had just come back from the movies where we had see 'In Time.' As we were going into the show we were talking about being SO busy and there not being enough TIME to do all we need to do. Well, this movie gave us a whole new perspective on 'time.'

As we were winding up an afternoon art session the thunder and lightning started and the rain POURED!! It let up just long enough for my friend to load her art in the car and get back to her home before starting up again. By this time I had started a new seascape....... I had promised to paint for a friend a long time ago! I am pretty sure he thought I had forgotten about it!

While I longed to paint a good while longer I started feeling extremely nauseous.
I think the hot dog, popcorn, candy and coke may not have been the best choice for lunch. Pretty sure that hot dog had seen better days! I know I have!
So at 7:30 I went to bed. It rained all night and though I was up several times being sick - I still love sleeping in rainy weather! I didn't get up till 9:30 this morning and then it was because Louis Dean came in asking for help!

He had been up for a few hours sucking water out of our den with the big shop vac!
We were used to it getting wet when we had a LOT of rain in den area just as you go to the utility room. But THIS time it was wet over three quarters of the den floor!
Soppy wet! The kind that when you step down on the carpet the water comes up on your feet!! Suffice it to say we have had a 'berry bad' day! We have taken turns sucking up the water, laying down towels, drying towels and laying down MORE towels!
We sucked up over 30 gallons of water in the shop vac! That's a lot of water!
At least now it is just very WET but no more standing water!

Poor Louis Dean has had to go it alone most of the day as I kept returning to the bedroom to nap. Have I mentioned I feel sick?

Then to make matters worse.....
I felt too bad to put art away last night so I simply stuck my brushes in the turp and left the art table as is. I always freeze my palette so there was no PAINT left out. However.......Maggie our cat must have hopped up there and somehow got some of the viridian green oil I am using in the seascape......and tracked it all over the dining room and hall!! Thanks to my Artist Pink Soap and a little turpentine and a LOT of elbow grease Louis Dean and I got it all up! WHEW!

I truly has been 'one of those days!'

Then my daughter posted a video of the little quads she is carrying!
I wish I knew how to share it but the best I can do is put her link in!

Seeing the miracle of these four little babies definitely gave me a shot in the arm!
While I am still not feeling good and am about to head off to bed again - I KNOW! - it is 7:30 - I have a much lighter heart now!

It never rains but it pours.

English proverb


  1. I'm so sorry you've had such a rough day - but at least you know tomorrow can only be better. Glad you got everything sorted out. Love you!

  2. I live in Alabama and what comes through Texas usually sweeps through Alabama too.
    I just watched the forecast and sure enough, a big red line of stuff is headed our way.

  3. I will definitely be off to see the quads, but oh my, Linda. I'm so sorry for all that has gone awry in the past day and a half. Murphy's Law strikes again or something. Feel better asap.

  4. Oh Linda, you poor thing, I'm so sorry for all your troubles! Awww...but those 4 little babies, what a blessing!

    Take care!

  5. How West Texas would love to have some of your rains.
    So sorry about your flooding. Needing a new roof?
    FOUR babies....OMGosh, girl.....4 blessing at one time...gotta go over and see.
    I was sick, too, but not on a hot dog...I think mine and Mr. Sweet's was a piece of deli fried chicken. Oh me...soooo sick.

  6. Fortunate you had a shop vac to help with all that water. And when you are sick it is so much harder to do the work. Lucky you and LD are a team. Take care of you and hope tomorrow you feel a lot better.

  7. Wow! What a day! I hope that you are resting now. God bless the Quad Squad! It's not every day that you get to a view such an amazing miracle with a dear friend! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Quick, get an umbrella!!
    What an awful, horrible, terrible, downpour of "yukkies" you've had!! Sure hope tomorrow dawns brighter and you feel MUCH better.

  9. What a time you are having! I'm so sorry to hear about all your problems and then to be sick on top of it. I hope you feel better soon.

  10. Whew, you have had a rough day. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Hope you feel better very soon.

    I watched the Quads video. Oh goodness, too precious!!!

    Rest up & take care of yourself Linda :)

  11. You WERE in that bad TX weather yesterday!!!! Oh I am so sorry. What an awful mess. Water can be awful.

    And you are the second TX gal, who has gotten sick from a form of food poisoning, in the last few days!!!! And you said it yourself... That hot dog had seen better days. Awful! Awful! Awful!

    Please be very careful, where you grab something to eat, from now on, my Dear!!!!!!

    And then the kitty paint tracks, to put the topper on one-of-those-days!!! -sigh- I hope all that stuff is behind you now!

    "Deep within the winter forest,
    among the snowdrifts wide,
    you can find a magic place
    where all the fairies hide..."

  12. I used your link!

    Just ammmmmmmmmmmazing! :-)

    "Deep within the winter forest,
    among the snowdrifts wide,
    you can find a magic place
    where all the fairies hide..."

  13. Dang that was a sucky kind of a day. I hope you feel better today!
    Is the water coming in via the fireplace? Time to find an umbrella for that thing. LOL. HUGS

  14. Oh my goodness! I'm am so sorry to hear that you've had so many bad things happen all at once! That's awful. It's bad enough to feel sick, but then to have everything falling apart around you while you feel bad.....there are just no words. Glad to hear that you are done with the clean-up. I would just put everything off until you start feeling better. I bet you won't eat another hot dog for months now! Ha!