Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rain, Rain Go Away


It has been raining here lots and lots. If you happen to see anything on the Weather Channel about the Des Plaines river flooding in Gurnee, Il that would be about a mile from my house. Fortunately I am on the high end of town and the water doesn't come this far.

The news has reached all the way to Guam because Amy left me a message the other day saying she saw it on the news and wanted to check on me. Can you believe that?! Too funny that she doesn't get American Idol on time but gets weather news half way around the world.

Anyway, the flood affects other areas of my life such as Cody's high school which is only yards from the river. Right now the river is at flood level which is 7 feet above normal.....at 8 feet they close the school. Today when Cody left school the Navy was there sand bagging the school and they announced that school is currently expected to have early dismissal tomorrow but we are due for a super heavy rain tonight which will probably cause a closing all together and will last into next week as well because we are expected to crest at 10 feet tomorrow night. As if that isn't bad enough we have rain forecasted for the entire weekend. The last flood was in 2004 and the river crested over 12 feet!

No news from the bank yet. I am going to make a follow up tomorrow because I prefer the bank job but Archivers has called my references already. So I need to find out if I am even considered for the job at the bank. Keep saying those prayers for me please.

I have been super busy at school the last few days but I have to stamp tomorrow! Yeah!!! You will finally get to see me be productive and stamping again. Hopefully, I still have my mojo. Yikes.....I didn't think of that when I agreed to do this project. Well I will take this as the kick in the pants that I needed to get remotivated to stamp!

Oh and thanks for all the awesome tips on cleaning my floor. Most of them I had already tried without much success. I haven't tried Simple Green yet so that is what I will try first with a scrub brush. Then once I get it cleaned up it should be better with daily upkeep. Which sucks because I really do sweep and spot mop daily...pain in the butt...and it still looks dirty. Whoever decided to put white textured tile down in the most high traffic area of this house was a total moron.

Don't forget to check my previous post about the big sale on Saturday. GREAT deals on lots of goodies. See ya on the blog!

4 comments:

Gina K. said...

I have the same tile in my kitchen and I just don't get it either! Not a great choice, that's for sure!

I hope you get the bank job cause I know that's what you want. Still praying!
Gina K.

Joyfulheartart said...

They should always ask a woman when building a house.

Praying God's best for your job situation.

It's raining there and we have a drought here. I wish we could take some of it off your hands.

Laura said...

Tell me about it girly. I'm not that far from you and the weather has been OUTRAGEOUS!!!

Jeans inky hugs said...

Yes Rain Rain go away...So my dh can finish our roof on our house.

I'm hoping and praying for a nice weekend. this labor day.

Hope you are doing well.