Our city had some water troubles. A record 8.6 inches of rain fell between 7 am Monday to 7 am Tuesday. Bad for the drivers, but no real damage like other states this past week. My husband had several detours this morning while heading to work, but we were ok. I thought about it again…
Last night before bed, I heard a “drip, drip, drip” coming from above my head. I thought I was just hearing things, so I went back to scratching Jake’s belly (old dog still loves Mom). Then I heard it again. What? I got up and walked around the room. Yep, “drip” – right on my head! The new roof was leaking. Called for service. Thank goodness it wasn’t too bad, so I went off to work this morning. Didn’t think anything of it. It will be fixed, and we can move along with our week. I thought about it again…
As I walked into school, I saw several people walking around with vacuum cleaners, and heard a buzz of chitter chatter in the hallway. Hmm.
“Rain poured all night.”
“Yeah, record-breaking 8.6 inches.”
I turned the key to my classroom and felt my toes get wet. Crud! Water had filled my classroom. “Thank goodness there’s no kids today,” said the engineer. Yeah.
I waded around in ankle-deep water to move boxes and tables, and check out the damage. Not really a problem — most of the books were put away on the shelves already, and I only lost 2 boxes of books and 2 boxes of new chart paper. My new rug was hanging outside on a pole (Thanks, Miss Vanessa!) to dry before students come tomorrow.
Our meeting was fine, and I got my rosters organized, decorated the show case, and counted textbooks and locker numbers. Now I’m ready. Tomorrow will come early.
I’m beat. Let’s pray it stays dry. Good night!
August 16, 2016 at 11:31 PM
That’s a heap of water for one day of rain. I pictured you walking into ankle deep water in your classroom. I admire your “we can do this” apparent calm.
August 17, 2016 at 12:12 AM
Yikes, not what one expects on the day before school starts. Glad everything’s set for your big day tomorrow. You have an awesome attitude and took it all in stride.
August 17, 2016 at 1:11 AM
omg no way… that is terrible!!! 😦
August 17, 2016 at 6:27 AM
Hope you have an awesome first day today and that no residual water creeps back in! That’s a lot of rain! ❤
August 17, 2016 at 6:59 AM
Oh my! With 24+ inches of rain, my house and my schools managed to stay dry. I think this is enough for a while, don’t you? Good luck today. Thinking of you.