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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Greetings from Rain Soaked Texas

So many of you have left such lovely and caring emails, facebook and blogging messages inquiring if we are ok I thought it would be easiest to respond here. 

As I write this post on Saturday morning we are once again under imminent severe flash flood warning. That sounds a bit worse than it actually is. Although our backyard is indeed currently one large pond. My cute rainboots are truly getting a workout.

 It would be so much worse if Mr. Decor hadn't spent two weeks installing French drains and grading the yard to channel the water away from the house. #mrdecorrocks

We are a family of Boy/Girl Scouts and have a well stocked pantry, bottled water, numerous flashlights, candles, matches and keep our cars gassed up to at least a half a tank at all times should we need to evacuate at a moment's notice. 
With the thunderstorms also comes tornadoes. We have one prime interior closet that also has water, flashlights and pillows at the ready. I have made both children do a tornado drill.
In addition, our family watched this video on what to do if your car begins flooding. 
You have just 30 seconds to save your life.

The good news is that there is a weeklong reprieve forecasted. Ever the blogger I have been working on several major home improvements in preparation of participating in my dear friend Marty's Summer Home Tours 2015.
I have been unable to photograph the completed rooms in Storybook Cottage due to the dark and gloomy conditions but hopefully, it will now happen. 

Tomorrow I will share a few sneak peeks of the completed laundry room. 

Thank you for your prayers,

"There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain." Isaiah 4:6


Auntie Em said...

Oh my! I never think of Texas as a watery state but you have plenty. Thank goodness you are all safe in your area. Should be lots of grass to mow in a few weeks. :)
Aren't rubber boots a wonderful thing. Mine are plain old black and red rubber but they are still so wonderful when there is water all around and someplace to go.
Take care and prayers to all the folks who are dealing with the devastation and aftermath of flooding.

ellen b. said...

Good to hear that you are fairing well. Those french drains (and boots) were God inspired! I texted my brother in Dallas and asked if he was building an Ark yet!

Kassie said...

I live in Wichita Falls, and we are so grateful to God for all the rain - even with the flooding. We've been in a drought for 5 years, on major water restrictions. Our city was literally almost out of water and had begun recycling waste water. Our lakes went from about 18% full to 99% full in a matter of about a week and a half! It's nice to make national news for something other than drinking recycled "poo" water. ;-) I'm glad you are all safe....and what cute rain boots!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Glad to hear everything is okay your way, Laura! I keep forgetting you are in Texas now. Your new home state will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda said...

Sending angels to watch over you. So happy to hear you are okay.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, that is quite a change from Arizona. Love those boots and thanks for the shout out. Can't wait to see your tour.

Lorrie said...

Glad to hear that everything is okay for you and your family, Laura. You are well prepared. Blessings on you.

Karena Albert said...

Laura, rain has been non stop here as well until today it looks like the sun wilt appear!!
We are all ready for shimmery springtime weather! Stay safe...
The Arts by Karena

Antheia said...

Good heavens! We desperately need rain where I live, and you're overwhelmed by it. I am trusting God to solve this one. I am pleased to hear that your family is well and and that you're all prepared. Hope other families near you are well and prepared. God bless you.

Jill Cooper said...

So glad to hear you are safe - I can't believe the amount of rain Texas is getting. Here is Georgia it isn't so bad - but when it does rain, sometimes I think my garden will be totally flattened. Stay safe. Hugs!

Sarah said...

Laura, it has certainly been a wet season for us here in TX. Sorry we gave you such a wet welcome for your first TX spring. '-)
Glad to know you are safe. Hope you had the same beautiful weather we had today. It was sunny, yet mild temps. Perfect day for alfresco dining, which is just what we did.

lytrooretreat said...

Praying the rain soaks in instead of just rushing away. Love your boots. - Karen

Rue said...

I'm glad everything is okay! The news has been just awful.

Congratulations to your beautiful kids on their accomplishments :)