Tuesday, September 23, 2008

From Flooding to Sunshine

September in Jacksonville has mostly meant rain, rain, and more rain. Oh, and thunder and lightening. I haven't posted anything lately because we had our first experience with seepage in the basement on the 14th. We looked out Sunday morning and our yard (as well as everyone else's) looked like a lake. We went to church and then the sun actually came out for the afternoon. Late in the afternoon, Tim stepped on a spot on the carpet that was soaking wet. It turned out that all of the padding and carpeting near the walls in our basement was wet. Luckily, we have great neighbors and friends who lent us a shopvac, fans, and dehumidifiers. Tim went to Miami the next day, but Ella and I spent the week living upstairs and trying to ignore the noisy fans. We were so blessed not to have any real damage, though. I am incredibly grateful!
After the terrible weather, the return of the sun has been a welcome suprise. Yesterday afternoon I decided to bring out the kiddie pool for one last harrah and Ella had a fantastic time. Kind of ironic for the first day of fall, but tons of fun. Here's some pics of Ella enjoying the sun and water. She loves playing with the hose.


Mike and Tiffany said...

Wow! What crazy weather! I'm glad things are all ok, it could have been worse, right?! Ella is getting so big! What a little sweetie!!!

Jeff Hamm said...

Looks like fun and I hope the seepage issue was an isolated thing instead of ongoing!

Rebecca said...

Wow, that's some horrible weather. Ella sure is big, I can't really wrap my mind around that!