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A Thankful Thursday, Parking on the Right Side!

I awoke today to flooding, everywhere. Out came the barn boots as there were pools of water outside my back door and all over the walkways. The driveway had a swift flowing river rushing down, at the deepest parts I measured a foot... Looked like the Colorado River snaking through the Grand Canyon... until it changed to the Mississippi Delta at the bottom of the driveway.

And you might ask, what is there to be thankful for on Thankful Thursday? Well, my car was on the "right" side of the mighty river, I was able to drive down the grass and get out of here!

And not to worry, the bucket loader did a fine job of repairing the damage. Until our next round of rain!

Now what's that song? Rain, rain, go away, DON'T COME AGAIN FOR A FEW MORE DAYS!

 New Milford CT Driveway flooding

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 13 commentsAndrea Swiedler • September 08 2011 09:26PM


Andrea... I've heard on the radio.. and have seen on TV how you've been clobbered with so much rain.  Thank goodness you were parked on the *right* side of the road. 

This is better than getting out of the wrong side of the bed.  LOL.

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Well your grass looks very green and healthy. Must be all the water :) Btw, we missed you yesterday.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 8 years ago

I agree, the grass looks great, but those ruts will be horrendous when the water dries!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Andrea - That looks like the driveway to my house when I lived in Clinton but I wasn't fortunate enough to have green grass to drive down.  If the rain keeps up you're going to need a boat instead of a car to get down the driveway!

P.S.  Everyone was asking about you last night and we all wished you were there with us.


Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) almost 8 years ago

Andrea- OMG... look at all that water!!! Glad you were able to get out! Is that a river I see in the background??

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 8 years ago

Andrea, that is the attitude to have.  Looking at the bright side of a bad situation.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 8 years ago

Andrea, that is a lot of water.  So awesome you could come from a place of gratitude though.  When we think of our circumstances, we can always find a silver lining in every cloud.... we just have to look for it.

Posted by Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On (Colorado Landmark, Realtors) almost 8 years ago

As long as the "river" is flowing away from the house!! Can't believe how much damage the rain can do to driveway. It really does look like the Colorado. Hope the sun is shining there this weekend.

Posted by Nina Rogoff, Sells Real Estate! (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 8 years ago

Good for you to see the silver lining, I think there always is one, sometimes just hard to find!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) almost 8 years ago

Valerie, you are sure right about that, getting up on the wrong side of the bed is not good, and I am glad I was not parked on the wrong side here! I am getting used to it though, LOL.

Jim, another thing to be thankful for, green grass... very true. Missed you all too, but a family matter made it impossible. :(

Evelyn, everyone needs a bucket loader! :D

Donna, if we get anymore rain I will get a kayak! I missed you guys, :(

Kathy, what you think is the river is actually the road, LOL.

George, I got out, I have a great pair of boots, I'm good to go!

Vickie, my dog is liking it too, he found his own personal water "bubbler".

Nina, nah, it went in the house, as usual. There is so much water here, it is bubbling up from the ground. But it has slowed, and it will stop.

Janna, sometimes it is hard to find, but that was very obvious, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Andrea - a blessing indeed that your car was on the RIGHT side of the road!  And I wish that Louisiana and Texas could get some of that rain!

Posted by Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996, Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender) almost 8 years ago

Andrea - We sorely missed you on Wednesday!   I have in cluded the recipe for Jennifer Fivelsdal's brownies....

I would like to meet you sometime!   My parents used to live in Litchfield, and I drove through New Milford all of the time.  That was before I knew of you.  A shame.... 

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Louise, next time it rains I will box some up and send it to you. Although... I could go out in my yard and collect some. We still have rivers coming down, I have no idea where the water is coming from, but it is coming an coming. I am almost at the top of a hill, no brooks or streams above me, but I do have little geysers that have popped up all over the place. :D

Dagny, I was bummed out for sure. Seems that whenever I have something planned for me, other stuff gets in the way. But there is always the next time! And thanks for the recipe!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago