I know we are known to be a rainy place but come on! Yes, it is wet here in the NW but usually we are dreary and misty not full out down pour. It started snowing over the weekend and then by Sunday night the heaven's opened up and the rain just kept coming and coming. I went to class yesterday morning and half of the freeway that I travel on was already flooded. I should have gotten a clue from that. There was an announcement at school that campus was shutting down (they never shut down) and that should have given me another clue that this was big! I started to head home but I didn't get very far. I inched along the highway and it took me an hour and half to get from one exit to the next. We were detoured off the highway, which was now completed shut down because it was under water. As I got off the highway I looked to the right and this is what I saw.....
I couldn't believe it! I got a little panicky. What else was going on and would I be able to get home? I kept the radio on and I was able to work my back home through back roads that seemed to be OK. It took me 2 and 1/2 hours to finally make it home on a route that would usually only be 20-30 minutes.
Unfornately, because of all the flooding we missed out on Mike's grandma's 90th birthday celebration. We really wanted to spoil this special lady but we had no choice but to stay home where we were safe.
This picture was taken on Mother's Day. Doesn't she look fabulous? I hope I look that good if I make it to 90! Happy Birthday Gigi!!!
As I am posting this I can see a beautiful rainbow out the back of my house. Maybe that is sign that the weather is about to change for the better.