Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Speakin' of Rain...

Hey, Y'all,
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.


txbennett said...

Yep, welcome to Texas. You go two months without any rain at all, and then when it comes you'll get 6"-12" all at a time, with just about everything turning into a lake or a river. This afternoon, Carol and I saw a car that got trapped in rising water and water was within inches of the roof when we saw it. But then, the benefits of getting to eat BBQ chicken by Andrew are worth it.

txbennett said...

Oh, and don't forget the tornadoes that came through late this afternoon. That's just part of the Texas weather, too.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hi Ruby hope you're safe and well. There is alot og bad weather throughout the world. There is rain and RAIN, i don't like thunder storms let alone chance of a tornado.
Hope the weather improves for you.


aLmYbNeNr said...

Hey! I drive a Yaris too!

I've heard about all the rain in Texas thanks to Hermine. Stay safe!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Be careful driving in your tiny car.

Ellie said...

Hi Grammy,
Thought I'd stop by and see how you are doing! I can take warm rain, it is that bone,chilling cold stuff that bothers me! Glad you getting out and keeping busy~

arlee bird said...

You are something else to be out and about in all that rain. We could use some of that rain here in L.A. James is such a great book of study. I led a study in James for a few months last year and I came to the conclusion that a Christian could just study James most of the time and be pretty fulfilled spiritually.

Thanks for hopping into my debate fray today. Appreciated the part you had to say and it was good to hear from you.

Tossing It Out

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a wet day all way round! We could sure use some of that rain. The grass crunches under your feet here when you walk and most of it is dead. Hopefully, tomorrow some of your rain will be here. Have a great weekend. TN said...

You never cease to amaze me. I would have been really nervous driving in that much rain. (Glad we finally are neighbors are Farmville) WHeeeee.... that was the hardest time I had ever had adding a neighbor....I don't know if it was ME or FARMVILLE!

Anonymous said...

Blabbin Grammy, I came from Bry's blog, where I just read your response to her post about the speech she had to give. I wanted to write and say that I felt a connection. I also divorced and went to school in my 30's (and scared to death). I remember practicing and practicing for those presentations because they always made me so nervous. I am sorry for your loss. I hope things dry up there in Texas over the weekend.