Still Wet

I took these pictures on Sept. 18, but then forgot about them so I'm back dating this post.

Again, here's how it looked during the rains:


And a few days later…this water receded pretty quickly. 


At least the ducks were happy… 


But this road was closed for 1.5 weeks after the rain. Even after it was opened, the water [...]

During and After

The waters are receding in some locations, but going up in other areas. Here's the picture I posted on the 13th during the rains.

Here's an update. Unfortunately, I didn't angel the picture in the same direction. The tree in the picture below is the front far left tree in the picture above. Sorry about that, [...]

Ike Updates

My cousin's home inland from Beaumont is okay, but that entire area will be without electricity for some time. The grid is under floodwater. My cousin's husband has been building them a second home on the Galveston peninsula. They haven't been able to get to this home, but have seen it on a web cam. [...]

Not So Hypocritical After All

Yesterday I felt hypocritical…today I still do, but not as much. Here are a few pictures from the Chicago area today:

Copyright Chicago Tribune submitter.
After driving through several flooded intersections, I got to the one above and gave up and came home. This is about 3 to 4 miles south of my home.

Copyright Chicago Tribune.
Above is [...]


Is it just me or does anybody else here in the Chicago area feel like a hypocrite? We're under a flash flood warning. Seems rather silly considering what is going on in the Houston area. We haven't had a great deal of rain, but it's been a lot in a very short time. I looked at [...]

Animal Kingdom

I had to go back to the vet's tonight to pick up some eye drops for Reggie that weren't available during his appointment. His eyes are drier than they want, so we'll be going to the animal eye specialist once I get it set up. But tonight the adventure was about other animals.

Reggie's vets have [...]

In Remembrance

Copyright: Might be The Guardian, U.K.

Zodiac (2007)

As previously mentioned, last night I watched Zodiac. I'm talking about the 2007 movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. It's not a horror film, or even a gory film, but it is very well made and very suspenseful. Zodiac is the story of the journalists and the police officers that tried to capture [...]