Buckets are FULL in La Quinta thanks to Hurricane Hilary!

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

We were prepared for the worst and it took a while to get here. I put out buckets and trash bins to catch the run off... of course they filled quickly.  I took down all of the umbrellas, cushions, stowed pots and glass, and waited.  Late in the day Sunday the steady drizzle turned into a downpour, and then the wind came!  I'm sure many trees are down on the golf course, but we did not sustain any damage.  We are safe and our home is dry.  Others may not have been so lucky.

Clients and friends who own vacation homes here are calling and texting about the storm.  I'll be doing some home checking today and hopefully the roads will be open.  la quinta country club

Hurricane Hilary started with slow rain, but turned into quite a tropical storm- 3.18 inches in Palm Springs.  A years worth of rain in one day !


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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for the report. I hope damage around the area is minimal.

Aug 21, 2023 09:41 AM
Kathy Schowe

We are lucky- no damage here, hope my neighbors homes are all ok!  Kathy

Aug 21, 2023 10:38 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

Hope your damage is not significant. Sounds like the PS area got hit pretty hard with flooding.


Aug 21, 2023 09:48 AM
Kathy Schowe

Hopefully we won't have another one like this for a while!  We are doing fine!  Kathy

Aug 21, 2023 10:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, glad to hear you did not sustain damage, and your home is dry!  

Aug 21, 2023 09:51 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks Joan- have a great week!  Kathy

Aug 21, 2023 10:39 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and I am check in on my friends in L.A. and San Diego to make sure they are ok.  Please be safe.


Aug 21, 2023 09:59 AM
Kathy Schowe

Doing fine here- just some clean up required!  Kathy

Aug 21, 2023 10:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - stay as dry as possible.  Sometimes, "bucket lists" bring other things to mind, don't they?  

Aug 21, 2023 10:00 AM
Kathy Schowe

This storm sure wasn't on my bucket list... but glad we came through ok!  Kathy

Aug 21, 2023 10:39 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

A year's worth of rain in one day is quite an event! I am glad you are doing well.

Aug 21, 2023 10:13 AM
Kathy Schowe

Guess this means the drought is over!  Have a great week!  Kathy

Aug 21, 2023 10:40 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy Schowe it is amazing how quickly flooding can happen.

Aug 21, 2023 12:07 PM
Kathy Schowe

The desert is prone to flooding, and we are no exception!

Aug 22, 2023 10:18 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is a amazing that you received a years worth of rain in one day.  It is really good to hear that you did not have any damage to your property. 

Aug 21, 2023 02:04 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks Ray-- back to sunshine this week!

Aug 22, 2023 10:17 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Well Kathy all I can say is - you are fortunate to have gotten that rain.  We're still waiting after months and months of a dry monsoon season.  We're used to intense monsoon storms so taking down all the umbrellas, storing cushions etc etc is standard practice for us desert dwellers.  Honestly we haven't done it once this season.

I say over 3 inches is a BIT over the top for sure!  I shutter to think what that would look like here.  We could get flooded out (almost happened once) at about 2 inches.  The mountains are right behind us so it's like water from heaven flowing everywhere.

Aug 21, 2023 02:37 PM
Kathy Schowe

Rain in the desert is a blessing and a curse... long soft rains are ideal as you know!  K

Aug 22, 2023 10:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kathy - very happy to see that all is well with you and no damage was done to your home.  Is there any way you could send those bucketfuls of water here to South Texas????

Aug 21, 2023 07:02 PM
Kathy Schowe

I wish I could send it... I'm saving it now to water plants this week.  It will all be gone soon!  K

Aug 22, 2023 10:16 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hillary was good to us all we got was steady rain which is good for our grass and out citrus trees.... I recall winter storms being worse, Endre

Aug 21, 2023 10:59 PM
Kathy Schowe

This one was pretty intense for a while- and many in other parts of our valley had flooding!  Mud in Cathedral City overtook homes and businesses.  We are lucky to live in a home that can withstand quite a bit! 

Aug 22, 2023 10:16 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad to hear that all is well at your home!  I hope that those rains continued on to Arizona since we don't get much rain at all in my area.

Aug 22, 2023 06:09 AM
Kathy Schowe

We are all set for rain right now... maybe the drought is over? ?!!

Aug 22, 2023 10:15 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Wish we had ways to save the rain water ... BUT happy you are safe.

Aug 22, 2023 09:32 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you- back to sunny this week!  K

Aug 22, 2023 10:14 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

ActiveRain Real Estate Network I'm still having problems with short URL tracker.  None of the clicks are registering on this post, or some of my past posts.  Can you help?

Aug 22, 2023 10:14 AM
ActiveRain Member Support

We have raised the issue to the development team, Kathy.  They will look into it, and hopefully they can help.

Aug 27, 2023 03:21 AM
ActiveRain Member Support

Kathy Schowe The developers have looked into it, using your own posts, they claim that it is working as it should.  Unless you can provide specifics about how it is not working, they are at a loss.

Aug 28, 2023 08:59 AM
Kathy Schowe

Hi,  In the past I have posted the short url link on social media or sent it out via text.  I have been able to track clicks when the blog is opened by clients/friends.  Now when I post it or send it --- nothing registers in STATS.  I have sent it to people and asked them to click link-- my husband, friends, myself, and the clicks of the URLS are not showing up.  Isn't that how it is supposed to work? 

Aug 28, 2023 09:43 AM
ActiveRain Member Support

That sounds right.  But it did work for us.

Aug 28, 2023 04:37 PM
ActiveRain Member Support

Kathy Schowe can you share the short URL link with us that you sent out so that our developers can test it, and see if it shows up?

We tested your ShortURL's using your Speechless Sunday post... and it works just fine.  So no obvious error using Short clicks.  The system is working fine.

Aug 28, 2023 04:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Schowe reach out to ActiveRain Member Support  maybe they can help, not sure who they are last few years they try to remain nameless and faceless, Endre

Aug 26, 2023 07:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Schowe ,

You are lucky to live in a home that can withstand quote a bit of rain. Maybe the drought is over for you....its hard to get a weeks worth of rain in one day. We finally got some rain last night coupled with high winds and lost our power for 2 hours! Hopefully AR Support can help you.

Aug 28, 2023 05:36 AM