Friday, January 29, 2010

Boxed In

Ever since the recent down pour of rain, we have been boxed in. There are 3 roads that can get us from our rural-ish southern location in Phoenix to stores like Costco, Target, craft stores, movie theaters, and other places of interest. The two roads nearest to our house dip into the river bed area, which is normally bone dry, and easy to cross in a matter of minutes. Those 2 roads have been closed since the first day of heavy rain as the bone dry river over flowed onto my pathway out of town. The other road is maybe 3 to 4 miles away, in the opposite direction.
It wasn't so bad at first, but it's starting to make me feel a little boxed in. To go to those others stores and places, we have to drive down to the other road and then back track. Round trip it adds up to like an extra 12-16 miles. It means that I either have to come up with new ways to stay entertained in the house, (which can be hard) or add a lot of extra mileage just to go somewhere like Costco.

On a side note, it's pretty sad that my entertainment for the weekend is going to Costco or Target. I think I'll shake things up and maybe go to Sprouts, a health food store this week. Crazy!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Great Flood

They said it would rain, but the people of Arizona were skeptical. Rain in Arizona? Right.

Yet, rain and blowing wind visited the perpetually rainless state. This is the aftermath. A sunken pool cover, a flooded greenway, and a very soggy backyard.

They say there might be more coming our way. I hope we don't float away.