Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Way Back When-esday- more Nov 09

I'm scheduling this post since I'm going to be sleeping off my jet lag in Korea.  This way you still have something new and interesting to read.  You'll hear some Korea news from me soon I'm sure!

Within a week of Marshall returning home from his deployment a Nor'Easter blew in.  You have to keep in mind that I had moved to this house while he was gone.  He had never even seen it until he returned, because we didn't know our old house was being torn down until after he left.  Once I found out we had to move, I started looking off base and found this house.  The house was charming and seemed like it would be a great place to live, but little did we know that there were about 15 maintenance issues and a terrible property manager to deal with- but that's a whole 'nother story!!  Our street had flooded when it rained hard, and I had asked the property manager if the house flooded and he said NO....but we had NO IDEA what we were in for as far as flooding.  With our house just 1 block away from the Historic Hampton Roads, where there battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac was fought....let's just say we should have evacuated.

The neighbor who lived behind us came knocking on the door in the rain and told us a storm was coming in and we'd probably want to move our car from the front of the house.  I thought he was over-reacting, but Marshall moved the cars anyway and parked them on higher ground down the road.  Good thing, because the next day we woke up to massive flooding!!

The view our our front door- our cars would have been under water.

The view out the back door- no grass for Macy to use the bathroom.

I ran around the house and packed a bag.  We hadn't lost power yet, but if the water kept rising it was going to get into the house.  We couldn't really leave, because leaving meant wading through waist deep water- and then where would we go?

The view down the street, our neighbor's house had 2 feet of water in it.

Luckily the water was following the tides, it was really high during high tide and then at low tide we could almost see the ground underneath it.  Still- for about 2 solid days we were stuck in the house.  Marshall was still on leave so he didn't have to worry about getting to work, but the base was partially under water too.  
The view up the street- water as far as we could see.

On this photo you can see the line on the fence that the debris left.

It gave us some time to relax and chill around the house, but what a crazy welcome home from the desert!!

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