Saturday, June 20, 2009
Knocked down from the storm. How sad.
Just a few sticks in the yard! Whew!!!!
We went up to Cedar Rapids yesterday afternoon. Our daughter lives up there and we haven't seen her for a bit. We visit her at work often. She works for Dick's Sporting Goods, Cedar Rapids. Now there's a store you can take your husband and you both are happy shopping in. A "something for everyone" store. (Back to the story). All the way up there (1 1/2 hr. drive) the sky was dark as ever, like a huge storm, but seemed to be going around us. While we were in the store, it hit, pouring rain. We waited it out for a bit then decided to hit the road. It wasn't bad driving in. All the way home (Took 380 to Riverside, then hit 22 and came in to Muscatine, ya know, the back way, instead of 80 to Wilton). We noticed the already weakened from the rain corn fields, looked like they were laying flat and everything was flooded. wow! The storm must have gone right through everywhere we were driving. all the way home! Got back to Muscatine, filled up with E85 down Southend, ya know, past the pink house (that's Sharons at Sweet Repose, Honest folks, her house is pink and cute and chippy, and all her!) Got a bite to eat at Good Earth (excellent food). Ran into neighbors while there and found out we had no power and huge storm went through our neck of the woods. So we bolted our food and raced home. Not much damage at all in our yard. My hubby will start checking the fields for downed limbs when he can get his 4 wheeler through the mud. There's someones trampoline 300 ft. in on a bean field. Weird!! So we got to try out the generator that my husband and the Electric Co. set up in case of no power. Quite amazed by that set up. In minutes we have power to everything and it all runs off a generator in the machine shed. Dang, even running HOT water!!! So we were watching the 10 p.m. news which by the way was running off generator power also, they said Nichols, IA had 4.3" of rain and 80 mph winds... Holy Smokes People! We drove right through there. That's why the corn was laying flat!!! Sure glad we weren't on the road then. The best part of all this was, I got to see my baby girl beaming as she showed her dad and I her engagement ring, a beautiful solitare diamond in the most dainty antique white gold setting. She wears a size 4 3/4 ring size, she is just a tiny one. Her husband-to-be picked it out all by himself, not knowing her ring size and it fit perfect!!! You did good my new son-to-be.....