July 10, 2007

OK, so maybe Kiddie Park is out

OK, so things have been interesting around here. Water. Lots and lots of water. Get this:

May 1 – June 26, 2007 6th wettest period ever in Northeast Oklahoma and at least 33 days of rain since May 1 [normally we have 20 days of rain]. For the same May 1 - June 26 period, we have had 15.2-inches of rain. As a reference, we had 8.89 for the same time frame in 2006.

The picture is just on the outer edge of downtown Bartlesville. Kiddie park is less than 1/4 mile from here. Can we was water-logged? Oh well.

Now back in 1986 there was a flood that was far worse than this, but having never been through one it was interesting. Like taking 2 hours just to drive 5 miles because there was only one road in and out of downtown. Then seeing the coating of mud left on trees and such as the waters receded. Then there was the smell. Oh Lord, the smell. Fortunately it didn't last that long but still. Sacrificing gas mileage to keep the windows up and use the A/C in the car was worth it.

On other notes, Jackson and Reid have begun swimming lessons. Jackson started last night and Reid had to sit with me and watch because her lessons are only Tuesday and Thursday nights; Jacksons are 4 nights a week.

OK, I'm off to get ready for work. Showering may be a good thing.

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