Monday, September 29, 2014
Yep - it rained (well, not today)...
No, I'm not looking to take Al Roker's job.
Today, we went to the storage unit to check on the 5th wheel. I had one of "those feelings" in the pit of my stomach as we headed north and east from home, there was a lot of standing water. Standing in the ditches, standing in the fields, standing in people's yards. Our island has decent run-off; other than the parking lot construction at our rec center, there is no standing water.
The mainland, however, is a different story. It is mostly Farm to Market roads to get to our storage unit... we had to come to a crawl several times because water is still standing/running over the road in places. Two days after the rain stopped. This is all low-lying land, mostly agriculture: cotton, sugar cane, citrus groves. One cotton field we passed had just been picked - lucky for them, because the entire field was under water.
I was a bit nervous as we pulled up to the gate at the storage unit... it looked a bit "boggy" in the grassy places, but not much in the way of standing water. We unlocked the door, opened it, and... dry.
We loaded a few more things into the 5th wheel, and went into the valley for lunch, then to do some RV looking.
We'll be looking at weather and making some travel decisions.