PATCH-IT-ALL ....our family blog

Saturday, November 14, 2009


It has been raining here for the past three days, and the first came with 60 MPH winds. We really took a beating. They schools were closed, as was Dad's work. Streets were flooded, including ours. Today I decided to see what the beach looked like. I walked out the boardwalk where there are usually stairs. But look! The stairs have been washed away! The tides have been really high and damaging.
The skies are still gray and the rain keeps coming.
Can you see the Pier Cafe down the way? The pier has sections washed out. Notice how far the water is up. I am sure the sea took back lots of sand with this storm. It also washed boats out that were pulled up by the sand dunes. The neighborhood watch e-mail indicated that several kayaks had washed down the shore and could be retrieved at McDonalds.

The tide is still coming in here. See the people down the beach with kites!

Our house and yard are more than drenched. the yard is so waterlogged that there is water pooling. It is better today and in these pictures than it was yesterday when it was several inches deep.

Here is the side yard, still immersed. The driveway is one big pool of water as well. We can't reach our mailbox, it has a lake around it. Dad goes out in big rubber boots to retrieve the mail.

The first night of the storm we lost power for several hours just after dinner. We watched movies on Dad's laptop that Becky loaded on last summer. Thanks Becky!

Today I finally left the house for the first time in over a week. It was so nasty the past few days I didn't want to go anywhere. Today I went to Sam's Club and the grocery store, then Dad and I went out for Mexican food. The Mexican food here never lives up to my expectations. You think I would learn.

You think I would cook! Hahaha!


Polly said...

Wow! Sometimes I think I'd like living on the beach and other times I think it is intimidating. Good thing we didn't garage sale dad's rubber boots last summer! Looks like the future holds lots of work on the beach. I'm sure the Obama administration will call that "jobs saved by Obama".

Anonymous said...

Just ran across your blog and website. I really love both and can't believe you're in Virginia Beach. That is where I am from! My husband and I are currently in Florida trying the snowbird thing and lovin' it. Will be back to VB in Dec. for the holidays! Couldn't believe all the rain and wind you all got there. It was all over the news down in Florida. Luckily our home there survived. Looking forward to following your blog!

Bonnie C