Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Water

Yes we have had lots of water. Thankfully it has calmed down some since Sunday evening when we got more heavy rain. Mum checked the water measure thingy again and with the previous stuff we got 6.5 inches of rain from Saturday at 4 PM to 8 AM on Monday.

Now we have a waterfall in our town, very pretty and I have shown you pictures of this before, but here they are again. Just to show you how nice it can look. This is about a mile east of our house.
This is what it looks like on Monday evening. Mum says she wishes she had a moovy camera with sound and all to really show you how much water is going swoosh down the river.
No Kidding there is danger! But this sign is there all the time as you know some crazy person would be out there and fall down the falls.

This is looking away from the falls doing downstream and under the bridge. Mum drives over this bridge every day to get to and from work.
The view from the other side of the bridge. Those trees normally would not have water on both sides of them.
Even farther down stream, mum could stand right by the side of where the water had come too. Don't worry she was safe to stand there.
Thankfully the house is dry inside, even if the lawn is soggy. The places where mum has to drive the streets are open and not closed because of floods.

But mum came home from working on Monday and went out and climbed up the ladder to clear out all of this muck from the rain gutters. They weren't draining like they should, so she had to climb up the ladder and toss the stuff down. How many hundreds of maple seeds do you want?
Me, snoopervising as usual. Mum did a good job and didn't get too dirty, usually she gets really dirty when she works outside. Plus she was good and didn't fall off the ladder. I don't know how to dial 911 for her, so she better be careful.
Hope all of my kittie furiends who had bad weather over the weekend are OK.

32 comments:

Millie said...

Thanks for the report, Derby. That was very interesting. We didn't have rain here. You are good to supervise your Mom like that.

goldenshade said...

Wow! That's ALOT of water! I am glad everyone is OK. I hope you guys get lots of sunshine soon!!

Purrs Shade and Goldie

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Wow, too much water for us! Stay safe!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Wow, that's a lot of water! The waterfall is very pretty. We hope you stay safe and dry!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

wow! we thought we had lotsa rain, but nothing like that. we are very glad you're safe and dry. you did a great job snoopervising! that is probably why your mommy stayed cleaner

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Oh, Derby, we have been purraying you and your Mom have stayed safe in all that rain you have been having. This morning on the news we were in total shock and disbelief when we saw what had happened to the Tommy Bartlet Water Show! Good Lord! Now that is truly sad! Stay safe!!!

Laila

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, that is a lot of rain and water! We are in a drought where I live.

PB & J said...

Wow is that a lot of water - it's been raining a lot here to, but nothing like all that! Stay safe from all that water Derby!

Alasandra said...

Your waterfall is pretty, we don't have them here. We are finally getting rain, a nice steady downpour that will be good for the garden. ~Socks, MoMo, Scylla, Charybdis & Charlotte

SophieKitty said...

You are a good snooperviser. I am tired of all the rain. Rain, rain go away.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

I sure hope your weather improves! Its crazy where you are. My Woman would break a leg doing gutters.

Chase

Marilyn MonREOW said...

What beautiful pictures! Mom loves waterfalls. I am so glad you and your family are okay!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Fat Eric said...

Oh, that is a lot of rain! And I thought we had a lot last week but you had more! And we were all worried about you because even on the BBC news today they had pictures of houses in Whiskonsin floating away and I said, Oh My Cat, that is where Derby lives, I hope he is OK!

It is very hot here now, hope you are getting some sunshine too.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Your mom is very smart. She was prepared and took care of you during the storms. We're glad you're okay. But we're sad for all those who aren't okay because of the storms.

purrs and tail wags

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad you are okay Derby. We considered contacting you about what you had seen on the local news--we hadn't had any contact with our family in Racine and wanted more info than we were getting online. Well, they took their first trip away from home in forever (probably since they moved in!) and this happened! Their house is safe and dry but they spent the weekend with their daughter who lost power and they had to hide in the dungeon there too. I doubt they will be coming to see me any time soon...

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Derby, it looks like you were doing a good job of snoopervising your Mom.

We have had alot of rain the last couple of days too. I am ready for warm weather.

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

We're very glad that you and your Mum are okay! You guys live in such a byootiful area. What fun pictures. Fank you for sharing.

And fank you for the very sweet well-wishing on our blog! It was very appreciated!

Lux said...

That water looks really pretty in those pictures, but I still don't want to be around any water!

meemsnyc said...

Wow Derby, those falls photos look amazing. So much water! We heard about all the storms that have been happening. Where we are there are no storms but hot hot heat wave. It was 98F degrees today. Mom is worried because it's not even officially summer yet!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

D-A-M! Dat iz a big water bowl fur sure! I yam glad dat you iz stayin' dry & awayz from dat ting... it looks justee a itty bitty likes too many gallonz to drinkx in one sittin'.

William said...

That looks like Niagra Falls, practically! You did a good job making sure your mum didn't fall off the ladder while she was cleaning out the icky gutters.

China Cat said...

That's a lot of rain that you got up there, Derby! My mom just bought a rain gauge today to check on our rain!

Thanks for purring for my dad - he came home last night after his surgery and I think that he feels better because of all the purrs!

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Wow, we sure could use some of that rain, Derby. Our Swamp is drying up again this year. Glad you're all safe and sound.

Monty Q. Kat said...

No storms here, which is good 'cause it meant no twisters either.

The Meezers said...

thank goodness you are safe!!!

DEBRA said...

Derby
Thank you for updating us on all that is going on. WE have been finkin alot about you since all of the flooding up in your area. We are glad you are safe and that the rain drops have subsided some.

Purrs
Abby

Junior said...

We are glad to hear that you are okay! We do worry about all the animals in all the flood zones.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We've been seeing in the paper how bad it is there. Today there was a story about the tourism being affected and that lake that burst & drained out. Stay high & dry you two!

The Crew said...

Obviously your Mum is safe because of your careful snoopervision. Keep up the good work, Derby.

Thanks for the offer of maple seeds, but we have plenty already. Dad swept up a big black bag full!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Mom an Dad need to clean our gutters agin, but Dad don't like to go up that high on the ladder. Our howse is hi an dry wif the yard mostly not too soggy. I's glad yur ok.

Mom just gotted a newsletter from Better Homes & Gardens wif subject line: Enjoy Water Gardens!

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so glad you and your Mum are okay. That was a lot of really bad weather and too much rain.

Edsel/The Pooch said...

wow, that running water looks kinda scary! the Dad cleaned muck outta our gutters too. it was smelly and yes, lots and lots of those maple tree helicopters