Saturday, April 2, 2005

When It Rains, It Pours!

If there comes a little thaw, Still the air is chill and raw, Here and there a patch of snow, Dirtier than the ground below, Dribbles down a marshy flood; Ankle-deep you stick in mud. In the meadows while you sing, "This is Spring."
 
Christopher Pearce Cranch, A Spring Growl

It rained and rained for two days in my little city in Florida. The result was flooding. Thank God my street and my home was not flooded. I feel sorry for those who have to be evacuated because of the rising water and for those who need to be rescued from their stranded and stalled cars.

Where is the sunshine? Am I still in Sunshine State?  I am getting quite riled up about all the natural disasters we have been having for the past few months. There was Hurricane Ivan about six months ago, the hail a few days ago, and now the severe thunderstorm that poured so much water in my city that half of its population are  now living in temporary waterfront properties.

Just have to get that out of my system...

On the brighter side. My family had been blessed with a lot of  positive things these past few days. Hubby was offered a promotion by his company. The entity I want to work for notified me that they are sending me for 2 weeks training in Virginia. And last but not the least, our home is under contract after just a week in the market!!!

I have to leave my present job but I am moving to a better one. I am sad that I have to leave a job that I thoroughly enjoy and the friends I made there but I am happy too because I got my dream job.

We are going to live in an apartment until our new house is built. I already signed a short term lease for a small but comfortable apartment unit.

Yes, when it rains, it pours!  There was the negative pouring of literal rain resulting in floods in my little hometown. Then there was the positive pouring of blessings that my family have received in guise of promotion, new job and home sale.

 

20 comments:

heyleesilentd said...

Sorry about the flooding, that's no fun.
But you're right, there's been a lot of good things happenin to ya lately also.
Congrats on both you and your husbands jobs!!!
-Haley

tendernoggle said...

Bless your heart!!! Congratulations on your  family's good fortune!!  Wow! This is such good news!!!
Take care,
Carlene

jtuwliens said...

I heard your state had torrential rains and floods.  Hurricanes, hail, and now floods...  enough already!  Makes one consider building an ark.  Congratulations and best of luck on your new endeavors.
Best,
Judith
http://journals.aol.com/jtuwliens/MirrorMirrorontheWall

boiseladie said...

OMGosh!  That's alot of rain!  Hope everyone is okay.

astaryth said...

I once had a poster that showed two Harley riders under a billboard with their motorcycles during a pouring rain.... And the billboard showed a big Sun and said... Welcome to Sunny Florida! <g>  Congrats on all of your Good News!
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mom23nca said...

Sounds like everything is really coming together nicely!  How wondeful.  Man that is a ton of rain!  BTW, two offers on our house today, but they were both on the low side.  We will counter offer.  MOre people coming through tomorrow.

deabvt said...

Wow! Forget the flooding! Everything sounds great!
V

jeanno43 said...

The picture says it all. Hope the rain stops soon.  But I am very happy for all the good things happening in your life.

my78novata said...

WOW you are posting!!!!!!!!!!! yeah we had floods and then snow yesterday. YUCK!!!!!!!!!! HEY tell hubby congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is great a promotioin.

madmanadhd said...

"Into every life a little rain must fall..." my mom used to quote that when I'd start complaining about life. But ah me your area has had its share of rain, and misery. A few years ago, before the current regime came into power and poo-pooed global warming I read a report that predicted one result of global warming would be increased storms and moisture around the coasts and drier inland. Now this could be caused by several other conditions but one has to wonder if maybe... just maybe... this could be tied to the rise in global temps.

On the other hand life is bringing you some well  deserved positive vibes and events. Your post gives me hope as I begin the long and trying task for seeking out new employment. Perhaps my "dream job" is out there as well? Can't wait for it to find me must seek it out.

Thanks for popping over and visiting, always a pleasure to see you in the comment section. Take care, be well, and stay dry. Congrats to you and hubby again! ***JUMPING for joy for you****

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ibspiccoli4life said...

Sounds like all in all you made out pretty good. I'm glad for you and your family. Good luck with the new  house!

dave

ryanagi said...

How long before the new house is ready?

karensull12 said...

Congrats on selling your house and your new job!  Here's hoping you get some sun!!!

hope5555 said...

Wow, sounds like a lot of wonderful things are happening for you!

bigred3392 said...

Boo to rain but YAY to new job :-D
http://journals.aol.com/bigred3392/TracysAwesomeJournalofAwesomenes

chatzeekay said...

Wow boy does it rain just blowing through here saying hello

cneinhorn said...

congrats on the new job...and may the flood waters recede soon...good luck in your new apartment too...  :-)

~JerseyGirl
www.jerseygirljournal.com  

jtuwliens said...

Aha...  A fellow artist and perfectionist, I new it!  Thanks for your comments.
Now, about that ark...
Best,
Judith
http://journals.aol.com/jtuwliens/MirrorMirrorontheWall

judithheartsong said...

hang in there. judi

aiibrat said...

Congrats on your hubby's promotion.  Congrats on your dream job.  So many good things happening.  Let's keep it on a roll!!! This is good stuff to hear.  I'm so very, very happy for you!!! -=)