Wednesday, August 04, 2010

"This never happens here"

Here's what my morning looked like:

This picture was on the homepage of the Des Moines Register for awhile this morning. We're here for a conference my husband is attending. The text below was a hotlink to the article on the site. Heavy rains caused flash flooding, which in turn caused a storm drain to collapse. My car has been towed, and will likely be totalled. The water was up over the hood at one point.

D.M. swamped after a.m. downpour

• Power is out for many in Des Moines and streets are swamped with this morning's sudden rainfall. Morning traffic was locked up on a number of metro-area arteries. Part of an Urbandale parking lot is now a sinkhole after a storm sewer collapsed.

And how's your day going?

Knitting content (!):
I started the Mr Greenjeans sweater on the trip up here (about 8 hours in the car), and it's about 1/4 done. Or, I'm about done with the 1st of 4 balls of yarn. I hope I'm at least 1/4 done! As usual, I have left home without the thing that lets the computer read the camera card, so the pics are stuck in the camera for now.