Look the word up in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture of ME! The last few days we’ve been getting torrential rains here in RI. Being the good mother that I am I didn’t want my daughter walking home from the bus stop in this mess, so I picked her up. Pulled in to the driveway and we made a beeline for the house. My daughter made it to the front door with no issues, me not so lucky. She turns to find her mother sprawled flat on the ground. Well, half on the sidewalk, half on the cement stairs. Go ahead laugh I’m sure I looked funny and I can laugh now. But I’m sore. So freakin’ sore it’s hard to write. My right hand, arm and shoulder are killing me. I hurt my side too. No bruising on the right side, which took the brunt of the fall, but I have a nice bruise on my left arm. Needless to say, I’ve been hanging on the couch the last two days.
Even if I hadn’t hurt myself, my city, along with a few others, have been declared a state of emergency. They’re asking people to stay home if possible. The flooding is awful. My son’s friend couldn’t get to his house because his street was flooded, so we put him up for the night. A bunch of my friends are suffering wet basements. We’ve been lucky so far. The rain has finally stopped but that doesn’t mean the flooding is over.
People are being evacuated and power is being shut off for fear of fire. Watching the news is depressing. I can’t imagine being forced out of my home. They’ve been asking for volunteers to help with the animals. I know some folks who don’t have flood insurance and half their house is under water. Can you just see the fight with the insurance companies when all is said and done?
They say the sun will shine tomorrow. Hopefully all the people suffering will be okay.
Happy Wednesday and stay dry!