24 August 2007

So it Rained a Little

You might not have heard, but it rained in Chicago yesterday. It rained a lot. There were a couple of suspected tornadoes, too.

This is what my back yard looked like at about 7:00 last night. I assure you that I don't usually have a swimming pool.

This is the new shed. As you can see, we came very close to discovering whether it floats or not last night.

This is the baseball field/playground across the street. Not too far away from the baseball field on the other side is where our (usually) little neighborhood pond is. People go over there to feed the ducks, maybe do a little fishing. That's where I think he came from...

You need to click on that picture and look closely at the tape measure. This was no little fishy. This was a keeper you could be proud of.

We were lucky in that we didn't lose our power at all and the basement stayed dry. Thank you little sump pump for all your hard work, and I hope you're ready for the next batch of storms coming through this afternoon.


Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I've never had fish show up in our yard but every Spring the swiming pools show up and so do the wet sneakers.....because putting on boots just wouldn't be as much fun.

suburban prep said...

It rained so hard that I thought the roof would com in. One of my sisters had sewer water come up into her basement and another had a tree fall on her roof. We were lucky that it just looked like a war zone and not much else around us.

MadMad said...

Wow. That is amazing! Holy ... whatever! I live in a very boring place. I'm actually going to get up off my butt right now to get someone to see this picture. Wow.