10:25 p.m….Deer Park had almost 9 inches of rain today. Also, a truck driver drowned just a few minutes from our house today, so that’s 2 deaths that I’ve heard of from the storm. He drove off a road into a water detention pond, because he couldn’t see where one ended and the other began.
6:45 p.m….It took me forever, but I put together pictures to make my new countertop. I will have to wait a little while (I’m not patient, Carolyn!) because I had to order the tiles from San Diego. But this is what it will look like:
Blue and yellow are my favorite colors, and I love the star quilt design. I have that same star pattern in blue and gray tiles, by the front door. It will actually have a larger blue field around it, but you get the idea. This countertop will join one that is all cobalt blue.
2:50 p.m….The Houston Fire Department has a high water rescue team. The news is showing a fire truck towing a boat, which looks kind of funny. They are getting ready to go into Buffalo Bayou and rescue a woman who has gotten stuck under a bridge.
1:30 p.m…The news just said one person did die in that roof collapse at the Randall’s grocery store, and one was taken to the hospital.
Brandon is out in this mess. I thought he’d be at home, since it’s hard to do AC work in heavy rain. But he is on the west side of Houston right now. It worries me for him to be on a roof since there have been a lot of lightning strikes and a couple of roof collapses.
Steve is watching a river run through their shop. There was a high water rescue, just down the road from his office. The news showed a traffic cam shot of the intersection near his office, and it was flooded with traffic at a standstill.
Rachael is at work, and said their parking lot was 4″ deep when she went to get lunch. And it’s a huge parking lot area, with water detention ponds in several areas. So that means the rain was really bad. In fact, the freeway exit right where she is, was closed because of high water. She works for a pet hospital, and clients have been calling to say they can’t get there because of high water.
1:15…The weather guy just said that the heaviest rain right now is in LaPorte and Baytown. That gets us, because eventhough we are in Deer Park, we are right on the line between Deer Park and LaPorte.
And now Dean is a hurricane. They are predicting it will come into the Gulf and threaten the Texas coast. *sigh* I discovered a roof leak a little while ago. Gotta fix that before Dean gets here, if it does.
12:45 p.m….On second thought….I’m not going anywhere today. We are definitely getting pounded by the wet side of the tropical storm today. It’s flooding all over the Houston area. In fact, they just showed the Surfside area, which is closer to the storm, and it looks better than Houston.
The news is reporting that a grocery store about 15 minutes south of us, near NASA, has collapsed. The roof in the back of the store caved in. They believe someone is trapped in the rubble. There was also a roof collapse at the old Maxwell House coffee plant near downtown Houston.
Bethany wanted to go visit one of the Walmart employees today, at M.D. Anderson in the Houston Medical Center. I don’t think so.
1:20 a.m….We turned the corner tonight (it’s still tonight because I haven’t slept yet) and started working on the next section of countertop. I have decided to go ahead and shop for tile to complete that counter. It is currently a wood counter. Or it was until Steve tore it off. So Thursday is tile shopping day.
I got everything organized under my sink tonight. That was a relief to get that done. But I was putting things away, throwing other things away, and reorganizing….and I still felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere. There’s still so much to do.
I still have not caught Wheezer, but I’ve seen her a couple of times today.