I've been out doing errands (looking for new pumps and hoses as backups) and have been taking photos:
My front yard
Another view of my yard
Our hardworking pumps (love you guys!)
Oliver Mill Park - approximately 11:30 AM
Same view - 4:15 PM (the picnic table is barely visible!)
Route 44 West, a major road in my area - a few miles completely closed due to the overflowing Taunton River
My neighbor's yard - what a terrible way for her to spend her birthday!
The Taunton River overflowing its banks on Summer Street in Bridgewater
Tonight it is still raining and the sound of vacuums can still be heard around the neighborhood. Next door the groan of a gas pump echoes out of the darkness as they attempt to drain the few feet of water that accumulated during the afternoon - they are forced to work in the dark as the power has been cut for safety reasons. Compared to others, I can't complain as I sit her (still in my wet socks!) in a warm, well lit, and fairly dry house, typing away on my computer - hoping
bedtime comes very soon . . .