Monday, June 25, 2012

Debby Does Tampa Bay

When I was a kid living in Colorado, there was a big controversy of a topless doughnut shop called "Debbie Does Doughnuts" which was playing off the "Debbie does..." porn movies. It's so fitting that the tropical storm we have been dealing with in the Tampa Bay area is named Debby. She's just sitting out there in the gulf, not really moving. It's all the news channels are talking about, but it's not really a big deal. Hopefully, it will run it's course and just move on without causing any real harm.

Saturday gave us about 3 inches of rain in the afternoon, with a little wind. Sunday, however, really let it pour. By mid-afternoon, we had 4 inches in the rain gauge.
My poor Crape Myrtle is just drooping from the weight of the rain. 
I'm sure all this standing water is going to breed tons of bugs in a few days. My poor yard is so saturated that it's starting to resemble a pond.
At the end of the day, it's time to empty the gauge again. 8 inches and still counting. The forecast is calling for three more days of the same. Good thing I took swimming lessons as a kid. Too bad I can't share some of this with my friends and family in Colorado. You all are more than welcome to some of it! 
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