Rain Rain Go Away

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement and kind words via the email and post comments yesterday.

Still busy pumping water here, but at least the kids and dog are having fun with the new and unplanned "backyard swimming pool."

Splish, Splash.

Older boy even asked: "Hey dad, if we run out of toilet water can we fill the bowl with Pepsi? Will it still work then?"

Give a young mind a day off from school, and he really has no idea what to do with himself.

Well, we expect to lose power (including Internet) overnight sometime, so have a nice weekend everyone, and I hope to be back next week.

23 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

Good luck over the weekend. Sure hope you don't run out of toilet paper.

Suz said...

Sad waste of Pepsi.
Good luck to you.

Matthew MacNish said...

Good luck, Slam! I hope you all make it through okay.

Audrey Allure said...

Good luck! I had some flooding in my basement too, but it was minimal. I just hope it stops raining so hard.

Creepy Query Girl said...

awe, hope things clear up soon!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

As much as I don't like Pepsi. I don't recommend it. Although the toilet gems might appreciate it. :D

notesfromrumblycottage said...

I hope your house is able to dry out soon. We are getting only a little bit of rain here in the midwest.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
You batten down the hatches, keep the pumps running, and remember...that ain't the Titanic!
(no lifejackets required)
Pepsi in the hopper?????

You all WILL make it through OK.

Stay safe out there.

ZaSu Says said...

Do you have a collection of old Disney movies. Spin and Marty was my fav. "Way out west on the triple R, Yipee Yah Yipee Yo!"


Fav cowboy Roy Rogers and the Sons of Pioneers song:
Cool Water

JJ.in.Phila said...

Stay dry. I hope the waters recede quickly.

Like some others, I had water in the basement.

julie fedderson said...

There's an old Mary Ellen? hint for cleaning toilets with Pepsi. Something about the phosphoric acid in it. Probably more information than you needed.

BobKat said...

We went two days without power after hurricane Irene... good news, everyone will want to go to bed early. Bad news, life during the day is anything but boring... of course, I hope your kiddos provide plenty to keep you occupied.

Best fortunes...

secret agent woman said...

Just catching up. I'm sorry to hear about the flooding. I have a basement that regularly floods in a heavy rain.

Amy Sullivan said...

Hope your family is dry and safe...so crazy. My friends in Texas continue to look to the sky for rain, and you are swimming in it.

Reggie said...

Oh dear, I hope that the flood waters will recede quickly, that you and your adorable family are safe, and that there won't be any serious damage to your home or your neighbourhood.

Hang in there, and do please let us know when you're all safe again!

Ally Lifewithally said...

I do hope things will clear up soon and the rain stop and you don't have too much damage ~ Ally x

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Yikes! Hope you don't have to fill the toilet with Pepsi, not sure how your Buffalo dog would take that.

ladyfi said...

Oh gosh - take care. Keep safe. Hope things clear up and that you don't have to flush the toilet with Pepsi!

Nikole Hahn said...

Oh my...you're in that part of the country??? At least your child is having a good attitude about it...rofl.

Selma said...

Oh no. I hope it stops raining too. But look on the bright side - you are going to have primed biceps after all that bailing of water. I'll be thinking of you!

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Pepsi works for me :-)

Stay safe, ~Ron

Momma Fargo said...

Sending prayers for you and your family. I sympathize with the flooding problems. Keep safe.

James (SeattleDad) said...

I guess I'm late here, but glad that you made it out safely.