<-- I'm not going to say that we got a lot more rain up here in New England than anywhere else in the country, but there sure were a lot of strange sights to see if one was daring enough to be driving around.
As suggested by the title of this post, I was out driving around like a stooge in the deluge. But in my defense, my job for elderly services requires me to be out and about (if possible) regardless of the conditions.
We had non-stop rain Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday - six straight days! The heaviest days were Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
There were over-flowing rivers and reservoirs in many of the cities and towns. I was detoured several times because of flooded streets and highways. Because my brakes were soaked from passing through five to six inches of water in places, every time I tried to slow down or stop I nearly found my face pressed against the windshield.
In some areas people with small boats were actually ferrying people to dry land from their cars which had died and had become stranded in standing water.
Had that happened to me and this gal had offered me a ride, ---> I just might have gotten the wrong idea. I wonder how many (men) would have deliberately driven into the flooded street? Didn't they call those flotation devices 'Mae Wests'?
A man was sitting on his front porch when it started to rain. The rain came down harder and harder and the man realized that it was a flood. So the flood waters were rising and when the water started to spill over the porch, a man in a rowboat comes by and says, "Need any help?"
But the man said, "Nope, the Lord will take care of me!" A few hours later, the man was standing on a chair on his front porch and another rowboat comes by.
And the man inside yells, "Need any help?"
But the man smiles and says, "Nope, the Lord will take care of me!"
A few hours later, the man is on his roof and a helicopter comes by and the pilot inside yells, "Need any help?!"
But the man just says, "Nope! The Lord will take care of me!"
A few hours later, the flood gets to be too much for the man and he drowns. When he enters Heaven, he asks the Lord, "Lord, why didn't you take care of me?"
The Lord says, "Well, I sent you two rowboats and a helicopter!"
<-- It's nice to know that in times of need, people offer comfort to others.
Especially when there were those calling for help! -->
I'm making light of the fact that we've had flood damage in our area, but it in no way is intended to make fun of those who have suffered serious property losses and damages. We had water in our basement, but nothing valuable was ruined.
The images featured in this post were not actual photographs taken in this area, nor are they recent. I lifted them from around the web solely for illustration purposes. Do you think the first photo might have been photo-shopped?
Finally, the clouds have broken and the sun has been shining bright since Tuesday. By the weekend the temps are supposed to reach the mid 60's.
Windshield wipers slapping time I's, holding Bobby's hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew
- From "Me and Bobby McGee" as written by Kris Kristofferson and sung by Janis Joplin
It will be nice not to be watching the windshield wipers ...