Rain, Rain...Go Away--Can you say "Flooding"?

Real Estate Agent

Over the years that we have lived here in Michigan--[for Sal = all his time out of the Coast Guard
& for me = all but teaching in OH & IL]
We have had our share of storms.
Storms that run the scale of mild to strong.

Last evening and most of the night, to be accurate, our storms combined lightning, thunder,heavy rain fall and Noise.
During these 'Spring Showers that will bring May Flowers' the house seemed to shake & vibrate.
Actually, this was just the effect of the fact that I was sitting in the great room under 16'-18' center heigh ceiling..
Almost decided to go down into the basement, then I remembered that this type storm usually ends with our losing power.
Believe me you don't want to be down there in that blackness.

This time---did NOT lose power at all.    
This is very good thing.  

The storms did cause some situations around this part of Macomb County.
The water is standing in areas around our home where one doesn't want water to stand.  Infact, the ducks who come to eat did not appear to like the puddles either.  They do live East of our area near a stream &/or by the lake farther East.  

Each time the rains come this hard, 21 Mile Rd just East of Romeo Plank Rd. floods.
Now normally this would not be anything more than a nuisance. However, as this is a main road to numerous schools that are East of here, it can be a problem.
Previously, the waters would flood over 21 Mile Road so heavily that the Road commission would close it until waters receded.  
Now those of you who have Junior High & High School Students are aware of the mixed feelings of these age groups.  If the parent is doing the driving or the kids are on the buses, the trip will continue. 
We have zero school aged off spring, so usually do not take this roadway during & after the storms.  However, as we are not always on this road we can come up upon the residual waters.  A fun ride in Sal's low to the roadways Caddie.

 Makes you want to lift your feet. Just in Case.
Only if you are riding shotgun, that is.  Driver must keep feet upon the gas pedal and readt to hit the brake.  

Just heard more thunder but have zero knowledge of actual weather conditions outside. 
With glass block windows one can only see shadows.
With zero sunshine--not too many shadows are visible.

The greenness of the grass out there is a very good thing, 
One can also see the brownness of too many areas-  Hopefully, these rains will help.
Not a very good look when one is putting the home on the market.

That is our plan of action planned for the middle ot April.
We are committed to this program.
We are so ready to make the move to Florida--Vero Beach area.
Once it is on the market, then our Fl. Realtor will become one of our 'Best Friends'.

[Then the nerves may kick in as well].

As we become 'the seller[s]' and not the agent[s] the entire situation changes focus.
Have done this three times already, but this is a Real move out of the area.
The local Realtor that we will be using is unaware at this time of our choice of him.
Soon! Soon!

Those of you who are living in the sunshine this day--Enjoy your time there.

Those of you who also are sloshing around in the rains--do know that you are not alone.

Those of you who are still experiencing the snow & coldness of Winter--take care! You are in our thoughts / prayers--stay Safe.




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Comments (6)

Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hope you don't get any significant flooding this year.  But heavy snow melt will be a problem.

Apr 14, 2013 09:20 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You make us very happy with our mild weather in Maryland. I hope you have no storm damage this spring.

Apr 16, 2013 06:06 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Barb, I'm used to losing power when it storms here and we also have a flooding problem. As for Florida, I hope it's everything you want. Where did you teach in Illinois?
Apr 17, 2013 02:28 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Did not enjoy all the rain in Michigan, moved out here where it does not hardly rain any.

Apr 17, 2013 02:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are having some spring weather.  Capture the colors of the season with your camera in hand.

Apr 28, 2013 04:47 AM
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

To all of the above,  Sorry for my delay in answering. If any do check back,please accept my apologies:
We were involved in prep, for & contract paper work to place home on market.  
Home went up on a Monday;
We were shopping for outer pillow coverings[never found any--]
Received a call from office as we were having lunch at Panera [ great items];
Came home to find that 4 differeent groups were scheduled for the hours from 4:30-6:00
Had 1/2 hr. to spruce up and then they came.  We spent the time in our garage since Sal was the official greeter.
Long story made short--all 4 groups came that Monday. 4 more on Tuesday [next day]. By Wed. had 4/5 more scheduled and a potential Sale of home.  Turns out one of Monday's folks had placed a bid ?
We are now in the process of "Waiting"; waiting for his to close this week. Waiting for the final person to come here to asses??? and waiting then for the last days to potential closing.

What a week. Wish I could have enjoyed it more than I did.  Mind you--we had not removed the Winter coverings--bad weather up to that Monday, nor had we begun to go through the winter storage areas.

All is basically done now. Raining this weekend and some today Mon. 4/29, but now it is just waiting time.
So didn't totally get down to police site.  So sorry for my neglect.
Hopefully all will be resolved early in May.  Gentleman who wants to purchase needs a place as he closes on his this week.   
Nervous?  Maybe/ Probably, but things moved so quickly have not thought about much.  Really, really want to start packing though. You know, all those items other than furniture.  
Again, didn't mean to ignore anyone. Have a good week---4/29--4/31


Apr 29, 2013 02:51 AM