Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Here’s a quick reminder of what it’s like at my house. UPS anyone? Seriously, I live next to Keller so in this picture, I’m in the heart of the red splotch of rain. In the past 48 hours we’ve received a few inches of rain. The rain is sorely needed since we are still behind our annual rainfall by about 20 or more inches. Careful what you wish for…
In a couple of weeks, all of the folks from my team are headed here. They have been properly introduced to the subtleties of Texas springtime weather. You see, a couple of years ago, we were all out at David and Stacey Copelands house and it began to rain. The rain started coming down hard. Then harder… Then even harder!!!
My G35 Coupe was parked in the driveway at the front door and I swear I thought the rain was going to take the paint off. It was raining so hard, it sounded like hail which of course was totally freaking me out.
To give you an idea of how hard it rained, we ended up getting between 16–18 inches of rain, THAT NIGHT!!! Imagine getting approximately a half year of rain in a ten hour period of time. We did make one feeble attempt to leave her house and try to get out of Ceder Hill.
I was following John Weston and his big Chevy Suburban. I still remember the tidal wave he managed to produce. He hit this dip in the road and the water came up over his hood and vehicle and arched backwards. Wanna guess where it landed? You guessed it, right on poor little G35. Scared the crap out of us.
That’s enough… we turned around. We turned around right at the freeway which was totally under water. The Texas DPS troopers were trying to figure out what to do. They had a ton of stranded motorist to deal with. It was a bad scene.
So we all went back to Stacey’s house and had a “slumber” party. Fifteen 30 and 40 somethings snoring away…