We've been battling water in our basement most of the day.... and the standing water in the yard looks like a swamp. Unfortunately there's not much we can do about it today without some heavy equipment. But I spent some of today digging a ditch to try and divert some of the water off the hill and away from the house. Actually I used the truck in four wheel drive to make the ditch....and that worked. Our next big project will be to rent a trencher and work on our drainage to keep it out of the house. The only upside will be that we'll be getting a huge truckload of gravel - which is one of my favorite things.
I'm posting at a little after 3:30 this morning - the storm pounded its way across Ohio and has left the area. The weather guys say that at least one tornado touched down and there were wind gusts at 102mph north of us. The odd thing about this storm was that the danger was right in the leading edge - usually the "hail core" (the scary part with rotation) is at the back of the storm. So it was upon us before we even knew it. Lucky is our weather dog - he lets us know when the first rumble of thunder or flash of lightening.
Thanks to our preparedness we just had to get up and watch the reports to see what happened.
Nicholas and his mad hunting skills
The only real event this early morning was that Nicholas caught a mouse in the kitchen. There was some screaming but that was about it. He was rewarded with some special treats for his hunting ability. And I'll never sleep in this house again. Good boy, Nicholas!
Happy Wednesday everyone and I hope it dry where you are!