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Monday, May 3, 2010

No art today, flood pictures

I am sure most of you have heard about the flooding in the Nashville area. Here are some pictures I took within three miles of my house. We are all fine and safe but we did get a couple of inches of water inside the downstairs of our house. Our storage room, bathroom, bedroom and laundry area all have water in them. So does my craft room. My Copics are safe though. Kip went to Home Depot and bought the last shop vac that they had and we have been sucking up water since yesterday. My parents were here so I could celebrate Mother's Day early. They got stuck here. Fortunately we had their help though.
Here is the Kohl's parking lot.
This is the front entrance of Target. To get an idea of the depth, that is a cart return and the sides are barely sticking out above water. 
More of Target's parking lot.
This is the Buffalo Wild Wings. We live behind there and a little to the right.
This is Old Hickory Blvd. which is the main road that runs in front of our house. This is also the way I go to work!

Needless to say, it might be a few days before I have anything creative to post. 

26 comments:

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry to hear you are effected my the flooding. I hope the clean up of your home and the area is speedy. Thank goodness those Copics were above water level.

Take care

Sara said...

Oh my gosh Gina, that is horrible! I'm so glad you and your family are ok, and for the most part your house is!
Hugs,
Sara

Micki Switzer said...

I'm so sorry you have to go thru this mess. May the clean up go fast and you have your house back to normal as soon as possible.

jimlynn said...

Oh my Gina......this is terrible! Thank goodness yall are ok though. You're very lucky to get that Shop Vac! Wow. Hopefully it'll all go away soon. Stay safe and my thoughts are with you.

Marlene said...

Oh wow. NOT cool. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this mess. Thankfully you're safe. I hope you're back on dry ground soon. I can't believe the depth of the water in some of those photos!

Annette Bowes said...

Oh Gina, hope you don't get anymore rain and everything clears away soon. So glad you have not received too much damage to your home. On the bright side you got more time to spend with your parents, thinking of you, take careX:)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gina, this is terrible! So sorry to hear about your downstairs! We put a sump pump in our basement and it's been working overtime. If we did not have that pump my husband and I would be down there with a shop vac sucking and dumping all night long--we've done it before and it's unpleasant to say the least. Hugs to you!

Barbara said...

Gina oh my gosh at least you guys are safe and i hope things get back to normal.and thank goodness the copics werent damaged

Courtney Baker said...

Wow! You got some crazy pictures! I just can't believe all this!

Silli said...

Oh my gosh Gina, that is horrible!!!! Iam so glad you and your family are ok... Thinking of you and wish you the best!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh wow! I am thinking of you! What a flood!! I am glad you are safe!

Maria Matter said...

Gina, I'm so glad your safe!!!! It's just horrible, we've been watching the news...my heart goes out to everyone dealing with this!

The photos are amazing, I can't believe how much water can "collect" to make a parking lot look like a lake!

Take care hun, sending prayers your way!
Hugs & blessings!

Pat (mspfd) said...

How terrible... I am so sorry to hear that you were affected by the flooding, but happy that you are safe.
My heart goes out to you. Hopefully, the clean up won't be too bad. I'm thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers.

Take care!

Christine Riley said...

Hi Gina,

I'm so glad you and your family and Angela and hers are safe and sound. I've been sending tons of prayers to all the people effected by the floods.
Big Hugs, Christine

Stephanie said...

Gina - my thoughts are with you during the weeks of clean-up that are ahead of you. I'm glad Kip was able to find a Shop Vac, so you guys could at least get started. Glad everyone (and the Copics) are okay!

Jane Wetzel said...

Holy smokes Gina...this is unbelievable...glad u r safe..been thinking of you every time I hear the news..stay safe.. :(

Ann English said...

Oh, honey, I am so sorry, but so very grateful you all are well. Things can be replaced albeit an expensive and difficult---ah, but the Copics are safe-phew! Sending you hags.
Ann

Cat said...

Gina, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. So much water! So glad you are safe, but so sorry about the damage. Hugs

JazzyH said...

Oh wow! I am sorry.

Karin said...

Oh Gina! I really feel for you. Even though you were fortunate not to have flooding to this extent, ANY water in your home is a nightmare. I will be thinking good thoughts and praying for the clean up to go smoothly.

HappyCrafter said...

OMG, how horrible! I hope you and your family are safe and managing right now.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh gina...I'm so, so sorry hun. I forgot you were in TN! I guess julie is too right? I'm relieved to hear your okay but, my heart just aches for you and the rest of TN. = ( I can understand the crafting withdrawals for you then....ugh..BTW--after 3 emails to a moderator, because SOMEHOW our NEW group at SCS got closed...grr...she's opened our old thread. Here's the link

The Wired Angel said...

This is horrible Gina.. I am glad you are doing okay.. but wish things were better for you. Stay dry! Sending prayers and hugs, Peggy x

vicki said...

Gina, so sorry you are having to go through this! Thankful you are okay! I got water closer to my house than ever...right up to doors but we didn't get anywhere near what you guys did! Saying prayers for all of you and hoping for a quick recovery! Blessings to you!

Linda's Craziness said...

Gina, how terrible and horrifying to go through this. Did you loose much of your stuff? We are praying for your situation and you and your family. Let me know if there is anything I can send your way to help you out.

tmcc4 said...

O Gina! I'm so sorry! this is so terrible but I'm glad you guys are OK..I do hope you had a great Mother's day with your Mom...
Take care
Mandy