Water, Water Everywhere

We woke up to the fire department in our cul-de-sac. Looks like the hill at the end of our street which is 2 houses away from us is saturated and is starting to come down. If you’ve been listening to the news you know SoCal has had 6 days of non-stop rain which is highly unusual for us.

The neighbors at the end of the street have water coming into their house and if you look at the picture you can see it cascading down their front steps. Our next door neighbors on both sides have water coming into their kitchens in the back of their houses. So far we are good. The boys are outside clearing the drains and gutters. The bulk of the rain should come in this afternoon. We have evacuated for fires before but this would be a first for a mudslide. Clearly not on my to-do list today but I’m thinking we’ll be okay.

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  1. Wowzer…six days of rain! Best of luck! xx

  2. What a way to wake up! At lest your day can only get better from there.

  3. Oh no! I know about the rains, sure, but didn’t know that some hills were getting ready to make that long procession down to the ocean. Fingers crossed. Your big strong boys must really be useful in a time like this:). And go you, for having good drainage!

  4. Oh no, I am so sorry!!
    (((HUGS))) girl…I pray it stops & starts draining!

  5. oh my god! hope you guys are all okay! rain rain go away!

    xoxo be safe girl and enjoy Christmas!!

  6. I’m hoping and praying it stops!

  7. Good grief! Hoping you can all stay afloat.

    On the other hand, here in West Texas we are now on day 88 of no moisture whatsoever… a new record for this area. My hair constantly looks like someone has been rubbing balloons on my head.

  8. I have seen much about this on our news. Hope you are okay. Keep us posted. Xoxo

  9. Oh my .. dear friend, sending you warm thoughts and prayers for the rains to stop and all that is there to drain out. xo HHL

  10. I’ve seen the weather map, but not the news out there. Good thing the Boys are home to help. Be careful and safe. Praying for you, xo

  11. Yikes! I hope you are well and safe. Saying some prayers for you all. xo

  12. Thinking about you PM and the rest of your family. Hope all is well and that the sun will make its way OUT and shine very soon!

  13. OMG! Hopefully the flood stays far away from the PM household!
    Crossing my fingers for you!
    Wishing you a very Merry (and dry) Christmas and all the very best for the New Year my friend!!
    (I sent you a little something awhile back, hopefully it has reached you by now!!)

  14. Thank you for all your kind thoughts! The rain stopped so that has helped tremendously. The development over the hill from us had a very serious problem where 5 homes are now inhabitable and cars in the driveways are up to the windows packed in mud. It is shocking to see how fast the safety factor can change. I keep seeing people on the news that say ‘all of the sudden’… Even Laguna Beach suffered quite a bit of damage. Now we need to dry out.

    Thank you again for all your good thoughts. It worked!! 🙂 xoxo

  15. I’ve been thinking of you. Kevin just returned from CA and shared some of what he’d seen. Yikes!