Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cast Update & Flooding

We're all OK here and haven't floated away. Atlanta and several surrounding counties took the worst of it but most of northeast Georgia is OK. The county next to us took a pretty big hit though. Thankfully all of the dams held on all the local lakes. Several of them are a little iffy so we weren't sure if they would make it. Tuesday night the water was about 10 inches above the floor of the boathouse. We were going to go up and check it out yesterday morning but evidently Tuesday night they opened all the flood gates on the dam and it was just to the top of the sea wall by morning.

Tuesday morning, we were still without internet and the girls were itching to do something after being shut up for 7 straight days. So we made the big mistake of traveling to downtown Atlanta. It was fine on the way down but when we were starting home the major flooding started. I couldn't see in front of me it was raining so hard. A waterfall was coming down off of spaghetti junction. Truly scary. Hazard lights the whole way and white knuckling the steering wheel. It took me 2 hours to drive what should have been 30 minutes. I was afraid to pull off so I kept going. My hands were sore all day yesterday from holding the steering wheel so hard.

The surgeon removed J's cast today. Huge YAHOO! She's now in a soft wrist splint that she can take off when bathing, washing her hands and sleeping. We go back on the 12th and that should be removed. Think she's missing the cast and all the attention. :-)

I am so far behind on blog reading I'm going to start over tomorrow.

11 comments:

Tricia said...

the flooding is crazy!! Thanks for the update!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

O.M.G. I am so glad you are okay! I can't imagine... your hands hurt.... how awful and terrifying! I was wondering about you guys, and I am SO happy you are ok!
Poor J., her attention going down. Offer to sign her arm from me if it would help lol!

Kristina P. said...

I am so glad you're OK!

Christa said...

I must be really out of touch because I had no idea the weather was so bad in your area. I need to watch the news more often. I'm glad to hear that you're all okay.

Alexis! said...

Glad you're okay :)

Hannah_Rae said...

I'm so glad you guys are okay!

I broke my wrist when I was 11 and was so bummed cuz I never got an actual cast, only a splint. :(

Blessings!

Hannah

Little Wonder said...

I actually started to email you a few times, just to see if you were okay! The news reports are just horrible. Thank you for the update!

J. said...

I am so glad to hear that you are alright!

Jody said...

So glad you are safe and not floating away. I have watched the news about the flooding and was wondering about you! Glad to hear you made it safe - I have had drives like that, only mine usually involve snow. It is not fun when your hands hurt the next day! Hope they feel better soon!

Tracey said...

Wow, how scary for all of you! I'm so glad you're okay!

Dia por Dia said...

I have been wondering how y'all were out there! Glad you are ok...I won't chastise you here about driving to Atlanta...but check your email...! :-)

Big DRY hugs to all of you!