Yeah, speakin' of rain, did it ever and isn't it going to do some more! Yesterday it rained a whole lot, and today it rained a whole lot more. This morning was the first meeting of the Bible Study Group at church. We are studying the book of James in the New Testament, and one of the main themes of the book is how we know our faith is genuine, and it speaks of how we are tested and tried, and proven true in our faith. Well, this morning was a good beginning, because I sincerely considered calling Julia and asking if she was sure she wanted to drive through that rain.
Now folks, I am not talking a little rain - no, I am talking RAIN! By the time I left at nearly 9 a.m., the streets were full of water and in several places, I drove partly in the left lane and partly in the right lane, because of the water covering half of the right lane. As you may (or may not) know, I drive a little Yaris, which is a lot different from having a big SUV or a heavy car. I have never driven to Julia and Andrew's home by myself, so I got out the Magellan GPS that Teresa and Tom gave to me, and used it to navigate my way there. Even so, I passed their house once and had to come back around to find it.
Julia was already in her SUV and waiting for me with the lights on, and visibility was so poor, I was afraid I was going to have to call her and tell her I was lost. Anyway, I parked my car in her driveway, and when I walked down to get into her car, I stepped in about six inches deep of water and wound up with wet feet for the next 4 hours (by the time I got back home). I didn't have time to put up my umbrella, so I had a wet head as well, but having short hair, it didn't take long for it to dry. I had on a waterproof jacket, so the rest of me was okay.
The Bible study was really good, and they had a lot of good breakfast refreshments but I already had eaten a good breakfast at home, so I just had a half cup of coffee. Julia had pulled into the covered area to let me and the kids out of her vehicle and then she parked the car while I stayed inside the building with them. Then we had to take little five month old Brooke to the nursery, and then 2 year old Alyssa had to be taken to the educational building (in a different building and out through the rain). I did not go with them to the educational building, but I know that Julia got even wetter taking Alyssa to her class. I had to go to the fellowship hall where we had our study classes, and that required going out in the rain and down the steps into that building. Whew! What an exercise in trying to stay dry that was! Thank goodness for bumbershoots!
It rained almost without stopping for the next three or four hours. There were only a few lulls in it. When Julia and I left the church, it was still pouring, but abated as we headed back to her home. It had almost stopped when we got there. We went inside and Julia put lunch on the table. It was delicious! Last night, Andrew had made some barbequed chicken, and she heated it and we had barbeque sandwiches and chips, along with some fresh grapes. I enjoyed spending the time with them and then I headed home, using the Magellan to help me find my way here.
While I was watching tevee tonight about 6:30, I saw where they were having thunderstorms in Dallas (very near here) and saying there was a tornado in the area east of here. Then they had a tornado touch down in downtown Dallas which did some damage. More rain is due tonight and tomorrow. What a deluge we have had.
So, yeah, we have had some rain. It only bothers me if I have to get out and drive in it if it is heavy, but I can deal. Yeah. Well, this is about it for today. This is Blabbin'
Grammy signing off for now. More later. Much love to each of you, my friends. Bye for now.