Friday, December 12, 2008

rain, rain, and more rain

It has been raining forever...or so it seems! Yesterday, we had a total of over 14 inches of rain in a 12m hour period. It was horrible. When I got up in the morning, I told Allison that she was NOT going to the bus stop in that rain. I told her that I would drive her to school instead. So, at 6:45, we headed out to school. We didn't make it far when we came upon 3 cars stalled in the middle of the road in over a foot of standing water. Luckily, my truck made it just fine through the water, but it was a bit frightening. I decided that we would circle around and just go back home. There was no sense in being out in those kinds of dangerous conditions. As we got home, a neighbor said that school had been canceled. We ended up all inside all day.

Today, the day started out fairly nice, with the sun peeking out a bit. Unfortunately, it didn't last. We had a huge thunderstorm roll in this evening. We never get thunderstorms in Hawaii, so the kids freaked out a bit. We located all the flashlights, got candles ready, and sat down to watch a movie. (The electric system here is terrible, so the power goes off all the time. We have to be ready for it all the time.) So, here is how Austin waited out the thunderstorm...ear protection from the thunder, blanket, and his glowy bear (it lights up) incase the power went out. LOL He was really freaked out...but I couldn't help but to smile at him. As it turned out, the storm passed without a power outage. YAY!