Sunday, August 26, 2018

Relocation Bubbles

We had our family reunion yesterday but as my cousin (aka Cousin 2) tells it, the spot for our family picnic was "underwater" so we moved it inside (and out near the parking lot) of our local Eagles.

This is a table by our reserved shelter on Thursday. I told everyone to bring wellies and orange sauce
It's worth noting that a group of the Irish cousins was meeting at an east side bar the night of the deluge and I decided not to join them because I'm not insane. Well, one of the Irish aunts got stuck after leaving the bar. 


She had to hitchhike home where AAA told her she had to go back to wait with her partially submerged vehicle.

Living inside a disaster-free bubble until last Monday
The actual garage told her differently saying she could wait at home for them to call back.


She waited until 4 am, about 5 hours.

This bubble has a face with eyes and a nose and is in a stare down with lil cuz
It's also worth noting that it's rumbling and raining right now, streets are still closed, city buses are still free and it's supposed to rain through Wednesday.

Cousin 2, out of the bar and into the pool after a sweaty and humid family reunion
So far 160,000 sandbags have been filled and now we're afraid of trees. The older ones are in danger of being uprooted in high water areas and newscasters are asking the meteorologist what people on the east side should be looking out for. (The answer is rain.)

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  1. You've have enough rain. Yikes. It's so dry here and we'd gladly take any extra water you have.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. At least it's an on and off day and maybe tomorrow will be the end of it for awhile. Yeah, why haven't they figured out how to do that yet?

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  2. That dang rain, it must be getting on a lot of nerves by now. Those bubbles are amazing!

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    1. Hey, Brian, I see the sun. Oops, there it goes. It's certainly on everyone's nerves over here since we thought it was going to stay on the other side of town. They're dumping one lake into another which is probably why my street got just a tad of flooding by the marina.

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  3. I'm shaking my head, Jeanna, the luck your area's been having with nature on steroids. Thinking good thoughts for you.

    P.S. If I was giving out blue ribbons, I'd give you one for your face bubble photo.

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    1. A crazy day of rain a week ago and if it weren't so devastating it would be interesting learning about all the consequences and flood facts. After learning I could have gotten caught like my aunt I'm now having nightmares. But I know how lucky I am and how bad others have it. What do you do when your home and car are suddenly gone?
      Nature on steroids, ha.
      Ta, that's like seeing Jesus in a potato or something.

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  4. Those are really big bubbles. Sounds like lots of places are getting a lot of rain. All we have are sprinkles and that's the first since June. Fires nearby could really use the moisture to reduce their spread. - Margy

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    1. The kids did a nice job, lol.
      The flooding problems are still from one week ago and we've escaped two days of expected heavy rain but any more certainly doesn't help.
      Oh man, those fires are still burning, that's crazy. Hope your air quality is good and the fires don't get closer to you.

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  5. omg... what a disaster. How do you cope?

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    1. I only have to cope with anxiety ,LA, I've been lucky and the lake I'm on has been carefully watched and emptied enough to avoid anything spilling onto the roads over by me. I think because it's the biggest and the highest.

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  6. Wow, look at those bubbles!

    I hope the weather improves for you soon! We've had some rain, but not that much.

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    1. The bubbles and chalk made for some great photo ops even though it was soooo hot and sticky.
      The humidity is out of hand so I'm staying in nursing a cold. More rain tonight but haven't had as much as they expected so hoorah.

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  7. Cool fun with those big bubbles!

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    1. They had bubbles and chalk when we closed down the hall. It's nice to see the classics still hold.

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  8. Those bubbles are brilliant and huge LOL

    We have had a deluge recently too :-(

    Have a bubbletastic week :-)

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    1. Oh, you have? I was just saying what a major scene flooding in London would be, was that to you, Steve?
      Everyone loves bubbles.

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    1. The kids were pretty happy as were the adults. That is until the big blue chalk came out, lol.

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  10. What a fun time! Bubbles are the best!

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  11. The bubbles are fun, but the flood is not. Your poor aunt having to wait so long in her car:( Don't know what is scarier, an earthquake or a flood. Rooting for you (and family) that you won't have much water damage. That could get pricey. Thank you for keep us at All Seasons up-to-date with how you're doing (can't believe, isn't this flood coming way too early? Keep safe this week! Jesh

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    1. No it is not, J. I was surprised how Facebook had a page for people to help and ask for help. It is also coming in handy for people who are losing their power.
      Aunt Em didn't listen to AAA because the local guy said she didn't have to wait with her car. AAA can really suck sometimes.
      What I'm trying to figure out is what you do in a tornado that hits a flood zone.
      Neither my mother nor I have any flood damage which is something considering how close I live to the lake. I'm hoping the stormy weather will subside sometime tomorrow. Uh oh, they added another warning color (pinK) to the weather map. I see five colors on there now.

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  12. Jeanne - how strange - I have gotten comments from other blogspot-ters - But my url changed -
    thejeshstudio (dot) wordpress (dot) com. Did you get my comment? Please leave your reply here - I'll come back later in the week. I am NOT on twitter! We'll figure it out:)

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    1. It said the comment couldn't be published, but it worked the third time signing in through Twitter, so I guess as long as I can leave a comment, I'll use that route.

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  13. To keep you up to date - your first comment was published, hurray - later, and your twitter comment came on my comment list (not published, but I got it!)-maybe because I signed up for twitter some time ago, but never used the account. Thanks for all the news - since you take care of your mom, I hope you have a shelter nearby or family - you're in a kind of scary location.

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    1. I don't think you need to be on Twitter for someone else to sign in and comment with it, J. The other ways didn't work so there ya go.
      Although the east side started to feel it a few weeks ago because of the lakes, she's safe on the third flood in an area not prone to flooding. Although we live on an isthmus, she's not close to water.

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