Sunday, May 2, 2010

When it rains….

…. apparently, we grow fungi.

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We have never had issue with mushrooms growing in our landscaping before.  I don’t know if this outbreak is due to the amount of rain that we’ve had fall in the last 36 hours, but I’m not happy about it.

Granted, I realize that this is SO trivial in comparison to the devastation that is going on around the metro Nashville area (numerous deaths, feet of rainfall, torandoes, interstate closures, homes washed away, airports closed, businesses underwater).

But humor me; I’ve got a little bit of tunnel vision right now, and I can’t see much past how this rain is effecting me and my world – namely my yard, and the fact that….oh, yeah, my daughter’s birth (scheduled for Monday afternoon) may be postponed due to the fact that my hospital is partially underwater.

All kidding aside…the weather situation in Nashville, TN, right now is dire.  People have lost their lives, and their livelihoods.  I personally know three people stranded, indefinitely, at airports.  We’re currently weighing Jim’s personal safety against his responsibility as general manager of his company; does he go check on his plant and employees, or does he stay off the flooded roads?

As long as we continue to have power, I promise to keep the blog updated, about BG’s arrival and our flooding city.  In the meantime, I think Seth has the right idea for this rainy, rainy, rainy day:

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D. Jean Quarles said...

Oh my gosh. I've never seen so many fun-guys in a garden before. Too bad about the hospital, hopefully it won't take long for everything to dry out.

Anonymous said...

Monica, Hang in there, You are safe BG is safe and my little man, get better, I can' wait to see all of you. See You Thursday, rain or shine. Baby or no baby I am coming. Love Nonna K.

Valerie said...

I'm glad you are all safe. I hope that things will proceed as scheduled tomorrow. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers!