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.
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.