Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Missouri Rain Storm......



Okay, I thought I knew what a rain/thunder storm was....wow was I wrong!!! Last Wednesday evening I was finishing doing chart review at a little nursing home about an hour Northwest of Kirksville. Towards the end I could hear thunder and lightening. I was getting a little worried, because I had to take a little country road to get back. Now you have to understand that the country roads here are VERY hilly and curvy. Literally, you go up the hill and down the hill and up the hill and down the hill..etc. As I was getting ready to leave I asked the nurse if I could take the same road back, and she said I couldn't because it would flooded. She told me the way I had to go, which was a longer route, but should be a little safer. I started on my way, and then it hit. The worst storm I have ever been in. I was literally in the middle of the country. There was no where to pull my car over, and I could barely see the road. The rain was coming down sideways. My wipers weren't doing anything, and streams of water were flowing across the road. Lightening was crashing down everywhere around me, and to top things off I didn't have cell service. I was scared. I kept driving slowly, because I didn't know what else to do. I finally got a hold of Colt, and he was able to calm me down. It took me an hour and a half to get home, and the storm followed me the whole way!!! When I got home, Colt had me look at the little storm ditch we had in our back yard. This ditch is about 3 feet deep 3 feet across. When I looked out, there was literally a river about 40 feet across flowing down our backyard. Luckily we are up about 15 feet from the ditch. The pictures are of the water going down the backyard.
It was an experience I won't ever forget. I have now learned that if it says it is going to storm, stay close to home!!!

5 comments:

Whitney said...

Kandis,
I am so glad that you have a blog so we can keep in touch. I was also sad that we were not able to get together before you left. Are you guys coming for Christmas? If so we need to get together. It looks like you guys are having a great time. I hope you enjoy all of your new experiences. Colt looks quite official in his White Coat. You two are quite an amazing couple. Good luck and I am glad we can keep in touch.

The O'Briens said...

Hi! I'm so happy you found me. I talked to Whit yesterday and she told me that you have moved to Missouri...I had no idea! How are you liking it? Robby and I like Las Vegas but it is harder than I though it would be to be away from family. I love the pics from the white coat ceremony...but I also want to see the ones from yours!! If you do come home for Christmas I'd love to tag along with Whit's suggestion and get together with both of you!

Amber said...

Sounds scary! We are glad you made it home! Looks like you guys are doing great!~ Hope to see you soon!

Josh & Amie Neves Family said...

Kandis,
I am so glad to see that you are blogging. It is so fun to keep up with everyone. It sounds like you and Colt are keeping busy. How fun to be out in Missouri. I bet it is so nice for you to be working while Colt is in school. Well, keep in touch.

Whitaker Family said...

It is fun to see those jets. I love to watch stuff like that too. I hope all is well and that you don't get caught in another rain storm for a while. What are the winters like there? Take care friend.