Wednesday, August 20, 2008
TROPICAL STORM FAY
Today is a rather depressing day. Tropical Storm Fay has been sitting over our house for 18 hours so far. If you have never been in a tropical storm or hurricane, count yourself as lucky. This storm was not supposed to come to us but, yesterday it made an unexpected turn. By then it was too late to prepare as we were already getting lots of rain. The next 24 were full of lots of wind and rain but we went to bed with high hope that things would be improved (or maybe even over) by morning. No such luck. Fay does not want to move and has settled in long term. So far we have had 12 inches of rain in 24 hours and they are telling us to expect another 7-10 inches. Our road is flooded and our septic has failed! Thank God we still have power, but that is iffy too. Nothing to do today but paint as long as I have light. Could be worse! The photo is the view from our front door this morning. What! No paper delivery!
This painting is 8x10. It is my granddaughter playing dress up years ago. My next post will be a pastel of Courtney the way she looks today.