Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Coming up for Air...

Once again, things have been unbearably busy around here. I've barely had time to sleep or think or just relax.

Last week included a full week of subbing, and a FLOOD. Yes, a flood. The rain has been almost non-stop the last week a half. Therefore, the ground couldn't take anymore, and our backyard looked like this:
The creek that runs all along our property and is normally so low you can walk across it.

The water was rising so quickly that the place where I originally stood that was dry, was wet only a few minutes later!

And a video of the rushing water:

We actually got flooded in as the drive that leads to our driveway was flooded. The school had a 2-hour delay. Happily, none of it reached our house, but this was our first flood here.

Then, on Saturday morning I flew out to Pennsylvania for a friend's wedding, where we had fun and stayed up too late. I got up very early on Sunday morning to fly back home. B met me at the airport, where we went on a short trip to pick up a new member of our family. Here she is:

Her name is Khloe, and she is a German Shepherd. We debated for a long time about whether this was a good choice for us considering the amount of pups we already have. But, we have plans for this one, that we hope will happen. She is a very well-behaved pup who never wants to leave our sides. I'm excited to have her, and the other dogs already love her. :)

This week continues to be busy. I've subbed every day so far, and thought I'd have tomorrow off until I just got called. I sub Friday too. I have only a few weeks left to be able to sub though, so I'm trying to get in as much as I can before the break. Luckily this weekend I have a break though. I'm looking forward to getting some much needed sleep...


ann ominous said...

ohhhhh puppy. how adorable.

glad b wasn't involved(hurt) in the "near riot". The irony is the 2 gentlemen who were fighting on the roof are friends of one of P's employees at OSU-Newark.

stupid ou students. so glad i'm not in reslife anymore.

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Anonymous said...

I hope the flood waters have gone down and things are starting to get back to normal. The weather is insane these days.

Cute puppy! I love dogs and wish i could have as many as you!

Donn24g said...

awww I LOVE khloe, what a cute little pup!!

It's been raining non-stop for a few days here, too. The river is so high and there is so much debris... i can only imagine what it's like on your property. Hope things get back to normal for you. Things are crazy here, too. Where did the entire month of May go!?

Kristin said...

What a cutie patootie puppy. I hope you don't have too much damage from the flooding1

Life with Kaishon said...

I love puppies. So adorable! Where did you go in Pa? I live near Philadelphia. I am glad you could stay with your friend and laugh all night long. Aren't those the best times? : ).

ann ominous said...

So today was evidently "reminders of Wolfy day"

My student who used to figure skate came in
A man with a christmas tree farm jacket stopped to talk to me while I was working at Bath and Body works
My husband is watching a show about Yellowstone and the wolves during winter.

Beth said...

Stopping by from SITS.

My . . . you make me tired just reading about your week! Love the pictures and the dogs are adorable!

Fresh Mommy said...

Wow, lots of water! Glad your house is safe! Get some rest and enjoy that sleep when you get it!!

Adorable little puppy.


Anonymous said...

There's so much flooding in Illinois too, it's unbelievable! I love the puppy! I am stopping by from SITS to say hello. I read your profile and we like the same things!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

So cute! And I thought I had a "zoo"! You're so lucky!!!

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

We have also been having non-stop rain. I thought it was supposed to be April showers brings May flowers? We've got flowers all right but we still have those showers. Every day!

Aw, what a cute puppy! I think I'm getting ready to do some fostering. Maybe adopt another one. Good luck with her!

♥Trina♥ said...

Thanks for stopping by!

We are SO sick of rain in this part of the country, but we've had such severe droughts the last couple of years that we need to be thankful. There has been some pretty bad flooding in nearby places, too.

I did the sub thing before I was hired for a teaching position. That can be hard work! You must be great at it since you stay so busy. We have some subs who don't get called unless it is an absolute have to!

CUTE puppy! My sis-in-law has a GS, and she is the sweetest dog ever, next to ratties, of course.

The Blonde Duck said...

I just want to bury my face in her fur....

Would she want to attend the Pond Puppy Ball?!?!?

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