If you had the news on at all this Memorial Day weekend, you may have heard about the rain we received here in Texas.
Yep, it's a bit wet here. My cute owl rain gauge, gift from my library assistant, filled to its 5 inch mark twice over the last three days.
This has been great for the sod my husband installed in our front yard, not so great for our low-lying neighborhoods and towns with creeks and rivers cutting through their land.
The damage ranges from nuisance--muddy yards, fallen branches, to horrific--people and houses swept away. Tornado warnings came and went several times yesterday, and a few touched down in more rural areas.
It was mentally exhausting keeping up with the weather radar and watching the deluge outside our windows, but I know it was nothing compared to those folks being evacuated, knowing their homes and belongings were in peril. I can't imagine what it's like for those families for whom members are still missing.
A somber morning to start our short work week.