Monday Listicles {Tropical Storm Isaac Edition}

August 27, 2012

My Monday Listicles post is totally off topic today. Please, forgive me…

It’s just that there are other things on my mind.

As some of you know I live in mostly sunny South Florida!

It’s usually sunny, except when it’s not.

You know, every once in a while when certain weather conditions like to remind us that it’s not all fun Β and games in Florida.

So, this is what we’ve been dealing with the past few days.

Tropical Storm Isaac!

The original forecast called for the feeder bands to start coming in sometime on Sunday afternoon, with the worst of it overnight into dawn Monday and then start subsiding by midday Monday.

Then they changed the forecast saying it should start easing up by Sunday evening and basically be done with it.

Well, turns out the original forecast was right and we got “hammered”(that was actually a news headline) overnight into this morning. It did not let up by midmorning but lasted well into the afternoon.

As I’m writing this it’s still very gloomy and drizzles on and off.

Here is my list of just 10 pictures to show you what my neighborhood looks like right now.

1) This is currently the look of our pool. Hubby posted a status on Facebook: “We finally have the infinity pool we always wanted.”πŸ™‚ I haven’t been able to take a picture of our flooded backyard… it’s our very own pond!!!

2) This is the view from my garage. Pretty accurate for what the sky has been like the past few days. I miss the sun.

3) The intersection at the end of my street. I walked Macy our dog and waded through water more than ankle deep. I’ve never seen it flooded this way here.

4) “Our” fishing lake. The street is completely flooded and the lakes on both sides are actually meeting. I did see a few stuck cars.

5) A different view from the same lake. The trees are usually on a nice patch of grass.

6) My girls feet. Some areas are deeper than others. I kept them well away from the deeper ones.

7) Going towards another one of the lakes and our favorite big, shady tree which is up to its trunk underwater as well.

8) Can’t believe they sent out the mail carrier today. Felt bad for him. Not exactly safe driving conditions.

9) Middle and Little One were worried for the baby ducks. They all made it and are safe. These are just two of them… the others ran off when they saw me coming with my big camera.

10) One of my favorite pics (looking on the bright side)… the girls’ floating flip flops!!!


All in all it could have been a lot worse. It was more of a rain then a wind event and we never lost power. Which actually surprised me quite a bit. I’ve never seen the neighborhood flooded like this. We are sticking close to home until the water has receded some and it’s safe to be on the roads again.

Keeping my fingers crossed for the people in the Gulf states, especially Louisiana (New Orleans) now and hope everyone stays safe!



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  • RoryBore August 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Wow. just wow. that’ a lot of rain, but thank goodness not a lot of wind.
    or alligators. my kids were expecting pictures of alligators run….er…swimming amuck. ha

    thank goodness it wasn’t so bad and you are all safe!

    • Susi August 27, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      We were wondering if and when the gators will start to arrive. I totally forgot to use the picture of the otter I saw playing this morning. I’ll post it to FB than you can show the kids!!! πŸ™‚

  • Jamie@SouthMainMuse August 27, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Good thing you still have electricity. Spent the weekend in Jax with my sister she drove home to Sarasota yesterday but they had already called off school for today. They even got their son’s baseball game in last night. Haven’t talked with her today though. Glad you are okay.

    • Susi August 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks, Jamie. My mom’s in Ft. Myers and she said things are good. Nothing like what we experienced here.

  • Megan Broutian August 28, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I got goosebumps looking at your photos… the two lakes meeting… yes, it could have been much worse. Thank God you are all safe!

    • Susi August 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      We are happy that it wasn’t worse. Wonder how New Orleans will fare through this?

  • Janice August 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I’m glad to see you’re all safe and that you’ve still got your sense of humor through it all. That’s alot of water. Reminds me of my days in the Philippines. What? You knew I was gonna say that? I haven’t been keeping up with world news. I don’t watch tv so I just barely heard about this storm. I hope you stay as dry as possible and safe. I suppose, seeing you blog, is reassurance that all’s well in the home front? Take care, my friend!

    • Susi August 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Yes, all is well here. We never lost power through it all which was very surprising to us.

  • Kate August 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Gosh, those pictures are incredible. Glad I stopped by to see a first-hand view of the storm.

    • Susi August 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Thanks for stopping by.

  • April B. August 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Wow, that’s a lot of water! Glad everyone (and the ducks) are safe!

    • Susi August 28, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Some of my neighbors said they’ve never seen anything like it in their 20 years living here. And we were very happy the ducks were ok. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah K. (The Mama Pirate) August 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I’m so glad y’all are safe! Yikes! We’re getting just a smidge of rain here from it.

    • Susi August 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      We apparently got hit with the most rain from Isaac… but I”m not complaining. At least it wasn’t a Cat 1 yet… hope New Orleans makes it through safe.

  • AnnMarie August 30, 2012 at 8:05 am

    What a positive attitude you have, Susi. I’d be freaking! Thank God you didn’t lose power. I don’t know how you didn’t. Those pictures made me feel like I was right there. I think you might live near where my husband’s mom lives in the winter.

    • Susi September 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      I was very happy we didn’t lose power. That’s always the worst part. Where does your MIL live?

  • Veronica @ Germlisch August 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I’ve been reading your updates on Facebook about the storm. Stay safe! I do love that photo of the flip flops as well, though. Totally cute. ha. πŸ™‚

  • Stasha August 31, 2012 at 1:01 am

    You make it look so pretty. But I am grateful all is well and you are safe.

    • Susi September 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks, Stasha. I’m glad we are all safe and that the water receded so fast.

  • Rebecca September 1, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Yow! We have had that kind of flooding — all too often! Hope your area absorbs all that water quickly.

    • Susi September 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      I couldn’t believe how fast the water receded… it was gone after three days.

  • Holly September 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, you got a lot of water. Our street was flooded for a while too. I have some friends in Margate whose streets were so flooded they didn’t think they could drive anywhere for a couple days! Glad you are OK.

    Worst that happened to us here was water came into 3yo’s room and made the carpet moldy. πŸ™

    • Susi September 5, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      Moldy carpet is not good. We had a lot of flooding but nothing got into the house.