Friday, May 14, 2010

Rain - a four-letter word!!

We've had light showers all week that rained and moved on. This afternoon we're having heavy rain with flash flood warnings! This is not a good time for thunderstorms while so many people have houses that need to dry out from the 100-year flood we just had here. I know there will be more problems but hope they're not too bad.

Still on jury duty for the month. When I did this before, it didn't last this long. I can't remember for sure but think it might have been for a week. We'd call in the night before to see if we needed to report or not. Now it's a month! So far I was lucky this week and didn't have my number called. This morning I got on a jury for a DUI trial which was over fairly quickly. All of the jury trials this week have been DUI offenses. Two more weeks and that's it. They gave us the court dates that first day we were there, so Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week and Monday and Tuesday next week are scheduled. We'll see.

Water is still being conserved in Nashville because a major water treatment plant was underwater during the flood and had to be drained, completely cleaned, repaired, parts replaced, and all before it is operational again. They have many restrictions about using water and drink bottled water until further notice. They can do essential laundry now and can shower, but no car washing, watering lawns (not that anything needs to be watered with all this rain!), or unnecessary use of water.

I'm glad it's Friday and look forward to the weekend. I'm still behind with reading blogs and watching recorded shows on the DVR because of May - the Month of Judgment.

9 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

How ironic, 100 year flood and having water rationing.

Joy said...

I think so too. Also water treatment plant under water.

froggy said...

That's not fair! Stay dry.

Miss Ginger Grant said...

We had street flooding today...

I've never heard of jury duty that lasts all month! That seems like an unusual burden!

lelocolon said...

I agree with Miss Ginger "I''ve never heard of jury duty that lasts all month! That seems like an unusual burden!"

Bob said...

Too much water and not enough to drink! Oy!
It's ironic, that you really aren't all that far from Smallville, and yet we could use a little of your rain down here!
Stay dry Joy.

David Dust said...

Jury duty for a MONTH?!? What about the people who aren't retired and have to work??? That just seems like a little too much.

SteveA said...

100 year flood? These times are really unprecedented.

Joy said...

I don't know why they changed the time for jury duty to a month from a week the way it was a few years ago. People who work don't get to leave until around 10:00 or 10:30 if they aren't picked for jury duty from the pool. Some of them work in Nashville and a couple are teachers. It's excessive for sure even if you're retired but very for those still working.