Ooh, being home is so great. Cooking our own food – not eating McDonalds on the road – and being able to just sit on the couch with the hubby and watch all the WhoDunnit? episodes… These last few days have been so good.
Today we are trying to transition into more of a work mode. Mike still has a job, after all. My job doesn’t start back up for another week (minus a few meetings) so my “work” will be editing photos and designing things – which lucky for me isn’t work at all but something that I love.
Now for a really strange transition… I was supposed to get my haircut today, but didn’t because apparently while we were away Kansas had its monsoon season? So. Much. Rain! You know what happens when you get so much rain in a small town? The highways surrounding the town get rivers flowing over them and the county roads surrounding town get so muddy that if you drive on them you get stuck… Ok. This might be a little overdramatic seeing as Mike and I have left and returned to Sterling twice since we got back, but the water levels are a little ridiculous.
For example, on Tuesday Mike and I had to take the church van back to Hutchinson. We took the bigger highway towards Hutchinson and the less traveled highway home. As we turned onto the “less traveled” highway we saw a sign that said “Road Closed High Water” but it wasn’t exactly blocking our way so we ignored it. Note to self – don’t ignore those signs – Ever! About 6 miles in we hit water and not just standing water – FLOWING water. We turned around and decided to try to find a different route home. Unfortunately all new routes ended with a HUGE puddle of water that was uncrossable. Back to Hutch we went for the more often traveled road.
It took us 1.5 hours for what should have been a 30 minute drive home. But the scenery was nice!
Yesterday, I had to be in Lyons (8 miles North of Sterling) for a meeting. Since we were out of town I hadn’t realized that the highway had been closed for the last week so I started to travel that way. I saw a little orange sign in the distance so I thought I would hit some construction… Of course when I got a little closer the sign said “High Water” and then I see all these flashing lights up ahead. Lucky for me there was one lane of traffic open but it did require following a guide car through the flowing stream. Yes, I was late for my meeting.
Moral of the story? I missed my haircut today because it’s Monsoon season in Kansas therefore I don’t want to leave my house in fear of getting stuck in the mud – and you should always listen to the signs that say “Road Closed High Water” because chances are – they’re not lying.
Stay safe out there friends.
Until next time,