At least once a year, we own 'lake front property'. This is nothing new to us.
This past Thursday, a storm came through dropping over 6 inches of rain in less than 3 hours time.
In addition to flooding my street, this storm turned my house into an island leaving both the front of my house and the back of my house completely flooded. This was the first time in 7 years our backyard flooded. And, oddly enough, none of our neighbors' yards flooded.
It took over 8 hours for our island to dry out.
After about 16 hours, our lake front property disappeared.
Our street returned to normal.
Throughout the storm, I tried to remember to count my blessings, as my basement and town slowly flooded.
Things certainly could have been a lot worse.
In the end, we saved our basement (!) and tried to keep things in perspective.
The birds loved our backyard turned bird bath.
Grace, was rescued from bailing water and wet vac duties by her aunt. She had her first sleep over with her cousins and made some very happy memories.
And, just like on the day that I got married, I try and remember without the rain, there would be no rainbows.