Sunday, May 31, 2009


April 28, 2009

My posting has been very light lately. I have also left very few comments on other blogs in the last month or so. My lame excuse is that on April 28 our home was flooded. We have flood insurance and none of us were hurt but dealing with that does tend to eat up a lot of time.

Here are some photos from the event courtesy of the Houston Chronicle: FLOODING IN HOUSTON: APRIL 28, 2009.

We got about a foot of water throughout the first floor; more in the sunken living room. There was about 4 feet of water in the street in front of our house. We live near a bayou (aka stream or creek) but the flooding came from the street. The volume and rate of rainfall was freakishly high (over 4 inches in 1 hour; over 6 inches in 2 hours) and just overwhelmed the storm drainage system. At least, that is the City of Houston version.

The cats are enjoying their ability to take shortcuts from room to room (the drywall is removed for the first couple feet). Carpet is gone and we are still trying to decide what should go in its place. Furniture is in storage to be out of the way for construction and to avoid further damage. It will probably be a few months before things return to normal.

In the meantime, we will be fine "camping out" upstairs with air conditioning, internet and cable TV.

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