Sunday, January 06, 2008

~AND IT RAINED, RAINED & RAINED~


This picture is my driveway, where the cone is placed, on Friday which had about 2 feet of water at that point, more came. The fire trucks and city services arrived just in time to pump the water out and we were lucky, no damage to our home. We all have our own pumps due to our property arrangements, our homes being lower than the street level. Across the street from us is a city maintained drain that never works when we have a big storm. Friday's storm was the biggest in our local history, almost 8" of rainfall. I called DH from work and he came home. My son came to help out as well. Again, we were fortunate not to have any severe water damage but some of our neighbors were not so lucky. I am NOT complaining as I have seen what happened in Nevada and how many people incurred devastating damages.

Most importantly I am writing this post because yesterday my DH went to Sausalito where our boat is docked to make sure she was okay. Well, the San Francisco bay had 100 mph winds and our sail boat cover was torn to shreds. Other boats had the same damages...I was upset as the cost to repair is not in our budget now and the boat has not only a monetary value but she is my DH's second love, MOI being his first:) As I was complaining about the cost to repair, oh what shall we do, yada..yada...my DH was quiet on the other end of the phone and I could not figure out why other than he was sad because of the boat's loss........duh....sometimes I am so selfish I could kick myself. Lucky for me my foot can't reach my rear end! I asked him, why so down and out. We will figure a way to fix this. He said he had just learned that our dock neighbor, a professional diver, went out the day of the storm to aid someone in need and did not have his wet suit on, was tossed in the water due to the high swells and, well...he did not survive his brave attempt:(

So, I have made myself a promise again, I make this promise every so often and I loose perspective, so AGAIN, my promise is to never take the loss of anything monetary that serious again!!! This young man lost his life in his endeavor to come to the aid of another, THAT IS WHAT I CALL LOSS! Too sad to say much more other than thank you all in blogland for giving me this format to vent. I am grateful for that more than you know.
Take care, don't fret about the small stuff and remember, HUG LIFE......Marylou:(

9 comments:

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

wow! a reminder to us all, don't sweat the small stuff, it's all small stuff. my dad (who died too soon at the young age of 54) used to say that to me all of the time. thanks for the reminder - debbie

Mrs. G. said...

This man is in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

ellen said...

Yes, no words, yes and yes...xoxo, e.
but love.

The Urban Chic said...

MaryLou, what a horrible tragedy. So many freak storms lately and I have learned not to worry about "things" anymore also. Life is more important. Prayers for all those affected by this. Hugs, Pat

Mary Isabella said...

You are all in my prayers. Blessings

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IsabellaCloset said...

Marylou, What a horrible tragedy about your dock neighbor. My heart goes out him and his family. How sad life is..You are all in my prayers.
Hugs ~Mary~

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