When it Rains…

it floods! We went to town yesterday in a rain storm, and boy oh boy, did it pour. On the way home we couldn’t get back the same way we came out.  The road goes down for some reason, and under the train tracks, and there was just a horrible wash out, and the water was running about a foot and a half deep.  Half of the cars were still attempting to go through it, but we started to turn around, and that’s when I saw the one dudes car stall!  Right in the middle of the running water, and it was up to about an inch or two on his doors. Not good.  Then the unexpected!  Which I should just freakin expect by now, because this is CO and people are just SOOOO freakin friendly here! The white pickup truck that was behind us just pulls up, turns around, and backs into the water about six inches deep. The guy gets out, standing on the runners, and hollers to the other guy. You could see the look on truck guys face as he decides to jump in the water. He didn’t look like he wanted to, but there was no other way to get the chains to the car dude, so just just jumps in, committed to helping him. Work boots probably ruined, but the rain is still coming down, and the water is still rising in the roadway. Both of them knee deep, get the car hooked up, and we turn around, but stay to the side of the road to make sure things are gonna be ok. When the white truck gets to towing the guy out we pull away, because they are both in their vehicles, and no one is going to get swept away and drowned at that point.

But as this guy is getting a tow people are *still* attempting to cross this flooded area!  We saw a UPS truck go through also. About four inches of his back door submerged. Hope there were no packages back there, or maybe it’s water tight.  Who knows. But the wakes that the people make coming around the stuck car kinda ticked me off. Instead of just his floor boards being a little damp and muddy, now his seats are getting soaked too.  Oh well, that’s what he gets for trying to cross, I guess.

But many many kudos to the guy that just stopped to help! Fast thinking, and random help, taking the time out of his day just to help a complete stranger! CO is full of that it seems!

And yep, we found a different route home, but it had it’s moments of water too. Only about three or four inches deep in places, which was more than scary enough for me. Doesn’t take much current to pull a car.  Hopefully there will be crews out there today, clearing storm drains that caused that other run of water.

And because of the rain and cloud cover, today we are enjoying a nice mid 60 degree kinda day!  Yep, I got my sweat pants on, and if we go out I will be taking a jacket!  I was in shorts and a t-shirt yesterday, and that rain about froze me as I ran into the store!  Luckily I had a nice warm shawl in the van, and when I came back out of the store through the rain, I wrapped up in that, and was toasty warm all the way home.  Knitting is gooooood! 😀

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