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Monday, May 15, 2006

Big News In A Small New England Town

Rain, rain, go away....

I can't even tell you how many days it's been drizzly, and rainy here. But I can tell you that yesterday, about 10-18" of rain fell over Southern New Hampshire and Eastern Mass.

The main part of my town was completely shut down. Some parts of the town plus other areas of other towns have mandatory evacuation warnings set.

The Governor of NH sent the National Guard here to my town to help the local police deal with traffic and road problems.

The schools are closed and we have no where to go because a lot of roads are closed due to flooding or they've washed away.

We have rain in the forecast for the next 8 days (plus or minus depending on weather updates).



  • Shannon,
    How are you making out over there? We've got a couple of inches of water in our basement. The sump pump we bought yesterday crapped out on us. Our neighborhood is blocked off so we can't get out; nor can the plumber get to us to pump us out. This sucks.

    We're doing OK, though. We have plenty of food and bought some drinking water yesterday.


    By Blogger Jen, at 5/15/2006 9:43 AM  

  • Jen,

    Thankfully our basement is dry. We just can't drive anywhere.

    I'm sorry your basement is flooded. That does really suck.

    I'm glad to hear you're all OK though. May this week end swiftly!! Hang in there. I'll be around (obviously) if you want to chat :)

    By Blogger Shannon, at 5/15/2006 9:48 AM  

  • Now let's see, what's a cubit again?

    I think my cellar is now a frog pond. And it's not going to stop raining any time soon, from what I've heard.

    By Blogger julia, at 5/15/2006 9:49 AM  

  • We're supposed to get another couple of inches today, and there's a break on Thursday before it continues until about Monday.

    I hate rain!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hang in there Julia!

    By Blogger Shannon, at 5/15/2006 9:52 AM  

  • Good grief. We've had rain here recently, but we are so behind schedule that there has been talk of water restrictions.

    Why can't mother nature be a bit more even-handed!

    Hang in there, Shannon.

    By Blogger Johnboy, at 5/15/2006 2:16 PM  

  • Wow - I'm sorry you guys are all going through this - gotta love Mother Nature. And here I was griping about all the cloudy/rainy days we were getting - at least our roads weren't getting washed out or our basements getting flooded.

    I hope there's a break in the weather for you soon and the sun is shining and drying things up for you :(

    Keep us updated on how things are going.

    By Blogger Jamie, at 5/15/2006 2:58 PM  

  • I am sending you sunshine! I hope you are safe? Do you have a boat?

    By Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques, at 5/15/2006 3:52 PM  

  • I've finished construction on my ark. Currently seeking two of ... everything, I guess.

    By Blogger Kerri., at 5/15/2006 4:08 PM  

  • National Guard is at every intersection with check points to make sure people are heading for a flooded area. I was able to take the kids to Burger King down the road.

    The supermarket's parking lot is completely full.

    We had piles of dirt dump out to our road from our front yard where Jeff had dirt dumped to fill in a drainage ditch. The town came with a bulldozer (or whatever the name is) to pile back onto our lawn.

    Other than that, we're just bored. We've played every game, and watched every TV show.

    I hope there's school tomorrow...for my sake!!

    By Blogger Shannon, at 5/15/2006 5:23 PM  

  • Shannon,

    First-- Yikes! I'm really hoping you get a break from all this rain soon-- sounds like it's gone from dreary to downright scary...

    Next-- I've fallen behind (again) in my blog-reading, so just now read your previous couple of posts:

    On our favorite infusion set-- we use the Insets and LOVE them. There's little-to-no pain on insertion, Joseph really likes them, and they seem to work well. We tried the Comforts during one of our saline trials, and really did not like them.

    And on Brendon's recent highs-- Sigh... we're seeing some of that with Joseph as well... and everytime we go through these periods and things settle down, we discover he's just experienced a growth spurt. Frustrating as all get out, though.

    Hope you had a nice Mother's Day... and that you were able to stay dry :-(

    By Blogger Sandra Miller, at 5/16/2006 10:49 AM  

  • Hi Sandra!!

    I think Brendon is going through a growth spurt because I measured him and he's grown since just before his numbers went out of whack.

    It's still raining...5th day...more rain to come. National Guard is swarming the roads.

    By Blogger Shannon, at 5/16/2006 10:54 AM  

  • Great news about Brendon... on the rain, however-- again, YIKES!

    By Blogger Sandra Miller, at 5/16/2006 11:14 AM  

  • you must be living near me! the national gaurd had people leaving three blocks from us! we had twoinches in our basement but we were prepared as we did last nov. too...
    thank god the sun is shining now!
    met you via corey's blog!
    yea! for sun!

    By Blogger susan, at 5/18/2006 11:56 AM  

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