Saturday, May 25, 2013

And the Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down

Rain! Oh my word, the RAIN!

It started last evening, and it hasn't stopped. San Antonio, so far, has gotten 12.5 inches in the last 24 hours. That's a lot of rain! And, of course, we are parked in the thick of it.

Some interstates and other highways are closed, city public transportation quit running, and everyone is being told to JUST STAY HOME! The local news coverage is constantly showing rescue scenes from people who have been caught in the flash floods.

As my sister says, San Antonio is the only place she's ever lived where people drown every time it rains. Unfortunately, she's right.

And staying home would be a lot easier if we were actually in a house and not cooped up in the camper.

We were supposed to meet up with some visiting friends we knew from when we lived in North Dakota, but we were to afraid to travel in the rain this morning. It was rather treacherous out there for a while. It's not so bad now, but it is still raining non-stop. Hopefully we can meet up with them later this week.

So I have four very bored teens today, two little kids who are climbing the walls, and a husband who is trying to escape reality by sleeping through it all. I'm not sure he's having much success.

Oh, and we also have a window that leaks. *sigh*

Edited to add:  The flooding was so bad today, we earned the top headline on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/25/us/texas-san-antonio-flooding/index.html?c=homepage-t&page=1