Thursday, December 11, 2008

And the Rains Came Tumblin' Down

I woke up when it was still dark and heard the shower running. I didn't have a clock - it's on Kerry's side of the bed and I would have had to turn over to see it. I didn't feel so great, okay? Don't judge me.



So I estimated the time based on the fact that clearly, Kerry was getting ready for work.



Then I moved my foot and touched Kerry's leg and realized that he was not, in fact, taking a shower. I looked at the clock and realized it was 3:00 a.m. Then, I realized it wasn't the shower I was hearing, it was rain.



And wow, what a rain.



We've had rain every single day since we've been here but it's always a light shower that lasts about five minutes.



This rain was coming down in sheets. It was amazing.



Then, I realized that I really didn't feel good. Apparently I finally caught whatever the girls had last week. So, I spent some time worshipping the porcelain god in the bathroom. Thankfully, Kerry slept through it, or I would have had a picture of that moment.



I went back to bed and woke up when Kerry came back from work at 6:00. The rain was so bad, they sent everyone home. Just walking from the parking lot to the hotel room, he was drenched all the way through his uniform. We found out later they had closed the gates of the base because cars were getting stuck in the roads and flood watch warnings were in effect.



When I walked over to the window again, I realized the water was coming in under the door. Mine and Kerry's room is not so bad, it only wet about two feet of carpet. The kids apparently have a bigger gap under their door. The water had soaked the carpet about six feet into the room! When we walk near the door, water splashes up around our feet. It's not just damp.



We blocked it with towels. I hope the hotel doesn't charge us for those. They are ruined.



I called the front desk to let them know and she told me they count themselves lucky if they only get one rain like this a year.



So, I'm in a flood.



But I'm in a flood in Hawaii.



I'm throwing up.



But I'm throwing up in Hawaii.



There's an upside to everything.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being considerate enough to throw up in the middle of the night while Kerry was asleep... I wouldn't want to see THAT picture! Glad you're in Hawaii too! Takes the bite out of everything yucky :)

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