Monday, May 16, 2011

Long time, no see!

So I've totally forgotten that I have a blog!  And when I remember today, and checked it, I had 2 new comments I didn't even know were there, and they were left several months ago!  Woohoo!  At least I know I've got a reader or two!  As far as school goes, I'm on a rotation right now for my residency, so the living is easy. 

I've had a lot of people ask if I've been safe in the flooding.  I actually live very close to the river, and it was CRAZY high.  Way way way higher than I've seen it in the 5 years I've lived here.  Here are a few pictures (neither of which I took...I borrowed them from facebook friends!):

This sidewalk is probably 6 inches to a foot from the road where everyone drives into and out of the area where I live!  And you can see how close the water is to the sidewalk!

And this used to be a parking lot.  This picture was actually taken probably at least a week before the river crested, so the water got a lot higher.  At it's highest point, you could not see any of the pavement or bricks that you can see in this picture.  It's all still under water right now.

However, those pictures and all the bad news about the water to say that, I am fine, and so is my apartment.  I did not have to evacuate, thank goodness.  I was putting a suitcase in my trunk every day when I left for clinic so that I would have what I needed in case I could not get back home after clinic.  It was pretty crazy, and honestly pretty cool to say I lived here when such historic flooding occured.

As for other exciting things going on in my life, I'm driving to Fort Smith on Thursday.  On Friday, my parents and I are heading to Tulsa to pick up my gimpy little sister, Katie.  (She broke her foot a little over a week ago and is in a walking boot with crutches!)  Then we're driving to Colorado on Friday!  I'm so so so excited for family vacation!  However, this trip will require me to pack winter clothes as the place we're going is expecting snow this week! EEK!  But it will be a great, relaxing, wonderful time with my precious family. 

I guess that's all for right now.  Sorry it was not more exciting.  I will work on being more exciting & fun with the blog posts!  Thanks for reading, and feel free to leave a comment!!

1 comment:

ty said...

Fort Smith?? CALL ME