Saturday, June 04, 2016

Musings from the Second Floor .........

 It's wet, very wet.  It has rained off and on since the day after I arrived.  The 24th of May!  As of this past Wednesday it has rained and rained and rained.  I have no idea how many inches.......

This photo of the parking garage across the street in the Galleria area says it all. Sandbags, before the big rains began. There have been plenty of photos and stories on the news of cattle being led to higher ground, high water rescues, and homes inundated.  Luckily I'm on the second floor of a condo and hope this is high enough!

Now I lived in Houston for thirty-four years and I do remember the first year we moved here in 1968 that we had 27 days straight of rain.  Back then I had three children under 7 years old and it was an
"episode" to be house bound that long. Many similar events of rains and flooding to the point that I'm relieved to live in San Miguel where weather is much more predictable and not as nerve wracking.

Now, instead of getting upset over the rain,  I just read, visit with my friend,  watch TV and hope it stops soon so I can get out to shop for the things I need to purchase to take back to Mexico.  It's a long list!

I did try last week, when I first arrived, to get out and get some things, but when the sky would get dark and start to rain, I would scurry back to my brother and sister-in-law's house.  One knows in Houston not to get caught on the roads in a downpour, if at all possible.

Here are a few photos of the beautiful flowers that I got to enjoy daily while at their home.

My sister-in-law is an avid and talented gardener.  I always look forward to seeing what is blooming in her gardens!

So far, however., the best part of the whole trip has been being present at the graduation of my twin grandchildren and the family party afterwards. It was a wonderful day to say the least. 

Hannah and Andrew crossed the stage proudly and we were all there to witness this auspicious occasion.

                                    Then we partied, with food, laughter, swimming and lots of hugs.
                                       Here are the three granddaughters, my daughter and me.  Did you
                                   notice I'm the shortest of the bunch?  How the heck did that happen?

What wonderful memories to treasure with more to come in the next ten days!  Lots left to do...........


Retired Teacher said...

Glad that, in spite of the rain, you were able to attend your grandchildren's graduation and to reunite with family and friends.

Scott said...

It's been awfully wet this Spring in Texas and the Houston area once again has been hit hard. After years of drought we've had two years of rain and storms. Summer is around the corner and the heat is about to hit.

Happy you were able to do a few important things and I hope you have a safe trip home.

Babs said...

Thanks for commenting Bill and Scott! Indeed, seeing family and the graduation was the highlight. More good things have been happening this week too! More later.

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