Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rain. Lots of Rain.

Today was Judy's day for her weekly check-up at MD Anderson. She got a good report.

It rained heavily as we drove in on Highway 288, and apparently it continued raining the entire time we were in the cancer center. When we got out, I figured that the street in front (Holcombe) would be flooded where it meets the highway, and it was. Luckily I turned off before it was too late. I found a nice high street and went back to 288. When I looked down, I saw nothing but cars. The highway was flooded, too. We turned on the traffic channel on the radio to confirm out suspicions. It was worse than we thought. The highway was flooded and closed in both directions.

After wending my way around, and driving for about three blocks the wrong way down a one-way street, I located a Luby's Cafeteria, and we had lunch. When we finished, it was still raining, and the highway was still closed. More wending around. Finally I got to IH45, and we made our way home in a total downpour, driving along bumper-to-bumper at about 30 mph.

In Alvin it's rained only about 2-1/2 inches. Not much at all compared to what must have fallen in Houston. I hate driving in rain, and I feel as if I've plowed the back forty. Without a mule.

13 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Well, fate wouldn't want you to have too easy a time. Glad to read that things are as good as can be expected on the medical, if not necessarily the navigational nor meterological, front...

pattinase (abbott) said...

Also very glad. We could sure use rain here.

JD Rhoades said...

Glad to hear of the good report, Bill.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, all. We were glad for the report if not the rain. Judy just saw on TV that it rained 6 inches at the Medical Center. It was a lot deeper than that in the streets, as you can imagine. And now we have to brace for Dean, which seems to be on the way.

Randy Johnson said...

Good news on the report.

Benjie said...

Great news from the Docs. As for the "ducks" send some water our way. The cornfields are dry, and our highs have set records.

Bill Crider said...

I wish we could send some of the rain to people who need it more than we do!

Writeprocrastinator said...

I'm glad that she got a good report and that you two didn't have to swim home, on top of everything.

Bill Crider said...

Yeah, I don't swim that well, and Judy doesn't swim at all.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Good news on Judy.

We don't need any more rain either up here, as we're well above the usual amounts. Also we seem to get it in 2+" increments. I don't mind a little rain, but 6" is ridiculous.

And around here there are always people who ignore the warnings and drive into standing water and get stuck, the dummies.

Bill Crider said...

You'd think that by now people in Houston would know better than to drive into the high water, but noooooooo. Judy and I saw five or six cars stalled in water up to the door handles.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Houston has a greater annual rainfall than Seattle. Fact.

Hooray for Judy.

Bill Crider said...

Hey, Houston probably had more rainfall yesterday than Seattle does in a year.