Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tropical Storm FAY came to visit...and left a little something behind!

Tropical Storm FAY came through early this morning while we were still sleeping. We got up this morning to find that we had our very own water park in our backyard! Christopher, as you can see above, had a blast splashing in the water! We made him stay on the driveway, especially since he didn't have any shoes on, but he had plenty of water to play in there! However, when he first looked out this morning and saw all the water around his precious playground, his expression was quite different. He whirled hid body around, looked at us with his hands on his hips and proclaimed, "That's NOT 'septable!"

I guess he was mainly worried that he would be stuck inside all day long! When I went outside to take some pictures, he quickly became my shadow. I had to send him back inside to get dressed (he was just in his undies) - but he made me promise to wait on him and not come back inside (knowing that if I came inside his outside play time was over)! I took a few more pictures and he got dressed in record time! As you can see in the video below, he had fun playing in the rainwater! This was in our driveway just behind our cars.

While Christopher was playing, I had the great idea to go get our yard stick to see how deep the standing water was - and I instantly had a volunteer to "help" me measure! The picture below is taken right behind David's car - it's only about 2 1/2 inches deep there - but in some places around our house, it was as deep as 5 1/2 inches!

Of course, when I let Christopher do the measuring, it suddenly got a LOT deeper! Just watch the video below and you'll see what I mean!

Thankfully, it's not REALLY that deep - or we'd have a swimming POOL instead of just a water park! Hmmmm...I've always wanted a pool - but I prefer the man-made kind that starts with a hole in the ground which is lined with concrete!

Overall, we had very little damage...but, we did have one casualty...

David's computer! It would not boot up this morning and since mine works fine, we're not sure if it's because of the storm or it just died of old age! But, nonetheless, David's computer is kaput! He's been pouting all morning...even asked me if we could send our new a/c unit back so he could get a new computer!

Oh yeah...you don't know about the a/c unit yet unless you've talked to me personally! A few days ago, we realized our a/c was dying it's own slow death! It would run all day, but wasn't cooling the house. We had the repairman out last week to see if he could fix it - and he confirmed what David had pretty much figured out, we needed a new unit. The repairman said that usually a/c units last about 10-12 years in FL & ours was 15 years old - so we got a few extra years out of it...not that it helped us that much right now! So, yesterday, just before FAY came to town, the guys spent the day at the house putting in our brand new $7,000 a/c unit! OUCH!

So, needless to say, our bank account is taking quite a hit right now. Not sure where money is coming from to take care of things...but God knows and it's all in His hands anyway!

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