Gave Laurie a break today and went in and worked. Started out foggy and got worse with it finally lifting about noon. Sun made a brief appearance right before it set.
A few days ago I observed something I have never seen before. It is a rainbow effect in the clouds, I think it is called cloud iridescence. This happened just after we had a rain shower and before the sunset. Of course I had my camera, so I grabbed a few shots before it disappeared. See for yourself.
Sun has been shining bright for the last two days, so things are starting to dry out. I had moved the RV to higher ground until this rain moved out, so today was moving day back to our original spot. It was still wet and slick in a spot or two but this East Texas sand dries out pretty fast.
We made it, feels great to see the sun shining and back in our nice spot.
We work off of East Fm 1988, these two pics are on the West side. Hopefully the high water doesn’t cross over to our side! Pictures courtesy of Polk County Today
We had to go to the work site this morning to change generators. We have 2 and one being a spare. The main one would only last another day or two before fuel was gone so we went to switch them out so we would have power when we returned to work. The Hwy 59 road looked like a truck stop with all the trucks pulled off the side of the road. Since they couldn’t go South they had parked waiting for the road to reopen.
It rained all night with a lot of wind until about 9am this morning and finally slowed down with only a few showers. So we went about 36 hours straight with it raining pretty hard. My guess, since we have no rain gauge, is about 10-12 inches of rain. We lost power this morning for about 2-3 hours so we used the generator a while. Power is back but still out in a few places around Goodrich and Livingston. Just have to wait and see where this storm is going next. So far, not bad for us.
Just closed Hwy 59 South at FM 1988 because of high water on Hwy 59. Lots more rain is coming, this could get interesting.
Rain started about 8pm and it hasn’t stopped or even slowed down. Listening to Houston scanner had numerous high water rescues happening. We are just getting steady rain, but Houston has had heavy downpours for several hours. Radar shows no let up anytime soon. This will be the start of flooding and huge totals of rain. Several tornadoes have caused damage around Houston. It’s gonna be a super wet day.
Started raining this morning and is continuing now. Looks like it will be here for a while. Right now, just rain, no wind-just steady rain.
Well, Hurricane Harvey made landfall this evening in some familiar areas. Our first work camping gig was in Port Aransas. Farther North close to San Antonio is where we just left 2 months ago around Beeville, Kenedy, Whitsett areas. Now we are North of Houston in the Piney Woods and keeping a close eye on this storm.
We moved our Motorhome to another parking space today. We were back in a great spot in the woods, but maybe not such a great spot in case of a lot of rain. The next few days are going to be crazy, watching the radar, and the sky.
Some of our crews on our work site left Friday and won’t be back until Wednesday or Thursday.
We really hope Harvey heads North away from the Houston area. More updates later.