I've just ended a very long 10-days of events with my job. It's our busiest season of the year and one where sleep deprivation is not a myth. Many pink Rockstar Energy Drinks were consumed along with sodas and coffee. The highlight was Friday when I got an up-do for a ball that I was attending that night. I stopped by Starbucks to get a coffee because I was already feeling drowsy and made my way home. I thought the coffee would wake me up, but I somehow found a way to sleep without messing up my hair.
The Saturday of Fiesta of Five Flags we get to sleep in a little bit with the last event beginning around 1 p.m. Perfect. Except the heavens decided to fall upon Pensacola with over 13 inches of rain just on Saturday. I was sitting on the couch and the hubs was standing at the front door watching the rain and talking on the phone about how hard the wind was blowing...the next thing I knew he was running out the front door because our basketball goal fell on top of my car. Yep, big gash dent and missing paint to start the morning off right. Estimated price to fix: $450. Insurance deductible: $500. Well that's coming out of pocket.
I was texting my boss and talking to my coworker when I received a phone call from a volunteer the same time my coworker was also receiving a phone call. They were calling to inform us that our office was flooding and I had at least two inches of standing water in my office. I had some shoes in my office they told me they were floating and they got my computer up off of the ground. Our barn had a river of at least six inches through it and it wasn't getting lower. Adam and I jumped in the truck (thank goodness for it) and made our way about a mile away to the office. It was knee deep in the street outside the office. Nothing seems to phase me anymore. I wasn't panicked as I should have been and just started picking up things off of the floor in my office. We ended up having to replace the carpet but the walls were fine. My office was the worst because it dips down by the front door entrance and just stayed there.
The carpet wasn't salvageable and we had to have everything ripped out to get replacement carpet. We also painted the office while everything was out. I'm going to have to figure out how to make baby blue look good. Here's the photos.
|Pace Boulevard and West Intendencia Street|
|Our truck in the driveway|
|The street view|
|Outside my office into the barn|
|Walking into my office|
|My shoes were floating|
|In my office|
|Under my desk|
|Flooded barn during a break in the rain|
|In the barn after it stopped raining a bit.|
|The hubs standing behind the barn|
|Pensacola Country Club|