Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hello, Dolly

For the past 2 days, Texas has been dealing with Hurricane Dolly. Although we are on the "wet side" of it, we are far enough away that we haven't been hit very bad.

It was a crazy day yesterday, though. When a hurricane comes (for those of you outside of hurricane territory), you get bands of rain. Usually, it'll rain for an hour or so, then let up, then rain some more. Well, yesterday, we were litterally getting "bands" of rain that lasted only a minute or two! In between, we'd have up to a couple of hours of sunshine or clouds and then another short rain. It was strange.

Today, Alexandra and I had fun by taking one of her friends to see a wonderful movie, Kit Kittridge. During about the last hour of the movie, we started hearing thunder and rain. The skies had been clear when we had arrived, so I hadn't even brought in my umbrella. (Silly me!) So, when the movie was over, we looked outside. It was pouring and there was water standing everywhere - on the sidewalk, in the parking lot... And, the car was a LONG walk away.

I had on brand new sandals (again, silly me!) so I took them off and we set off. Of course, we got soaked. And, the streets had a lot of standing water so traffic was slow. But, we made it home OK, though a little later than expected.

I think we've seen the end of Dolly, and we really got off lightly. We are praying for the people down near South Padre, though! It's been a rough ride for them.


Rhonda said...

I am so glad that you posted this. I was so worried about y'all. I am glad to hear that you only got some rain. Thank goodness. I do feel for the people in South Padre and my prayers are with them.

Juno said...

I am glad you are ok. It sounds like a fun afternoon.

I went to take the kiddos to Kit only to find they have stopped playing it. I guess I will have to wait for video.


Sherri said...

We got one band of rain here in Louisiana during all of it. It was sunny and son was in the pool...and suddenly an awful wind blew in followed by a huge downfall. It didn't last very long, and the sun was again shining soon. It was really strange!

Robin said...

I'm also glad you posted because I was worried when I saw how close it was coming to you.
I wish I had a little girl to take to that movie. Wanna loan out yours? .......LOL!

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