|EBW challenge piece in progress|
We ran to the store after work, did all our grocery shopping, which I have been putting off for quite some time. We got home, put all the groceries away and were discussing what we wanted for dinner when the sirens went off.
|Basement window as it stormed, yes that's water!|
So I packed up all the animals and to the basement we went. We brought a lap top and what not with us so we could keep up with what was going on. And as we sat down there we could hear the rain and hail hitting the house. By this time there were three tornado warnings issued, not watches, warnings!!!! The sirens kept going off and we just sat and waited. And the all of a sudden Nacho jumped up from behind the couch and just gave us a crazy look (she was hiding behind the couch). We couldn't figure out what brought her out of hiding, well we soon relized it was the large quantity of water pouring in through the basement window. The water was coming down so hard that it was over flowing the gutters and filling all of the basement windows. There wasn't much we could do, so we just moved things around and started pushing the water towards the drain as it poured into the basement. Nacho was not amused. She just sat on the couch with worried face. So even after the storms passed, at a little bit after 9:00, we were up trying to clean up as much of the basement as we could. So much for that relaxing night I was hoping for.
I think they said WI had six tornado warnings total. Tonight is supposed to be strong storms again, but hopefully not this bad. We don't need to deal with flooding again. J stayed home from work today to finish the clean up. Hopefully there isn't too much damage. So I really love living in the Midwest. Heat, snow, tornadoes, flooding, etc, etc. Gotta love the Midwest. Hopefully I'll be able to work on my challenge piece tonight and not have to mop up water :-(