Hello everyone! I want to apologize for my absence from both my blog and the Papertrey forums! You may have heard we've been having some nasty weather & flooding here in Tennessee and my internet service has been intermittent. The Clarksville/Nashville area I live in has been hit especially hard with nearly 11 inches of rain in 48 hours over the weekend, but we have been very lucky in our specific part of town with limited long term damage.
We did have some minimal flooding at our house when the rain was at it's heaviest this weekend and I snapped a few pics with my iphone that I thought I would share. They are a little fuzzy, but they definitely communicate the large volume of water that our creeks & streams have had to process.
This was our front yard on Sunday. Our house is on a bit of a rise above the driveway, which proved to be a godsend with this type of weather. The water was about 3-4 feet deep in places. David could get his truck out of the driveway, but we were confident we couldn't have left the house with our mini van because of the depth in the middle of our driveway.
It's a bit hard to tell, but there are deep ditches down the side of the road in our neighborhood to help with drainage. The water crested all the way to road level. If you look carefully in the upper left corner, you can see the water actually flowing over the road.
Our yard has drained completely now and everything is high and dry. The school's here have been closed since Monday and we are predicting the rest of the week as well since so many roads and bridges are impassable. Other than that, life is pretty much back to normal now. Thank you so much for all the phone calls, thoughts and prayers that have come our way. I truly appreciate all of you!