Well, we had another storm today and the 10 o’clock news reported up to 4 more inches fell in some areas. The sky was lit with sharp, jagged lightening and, again according to the news, 3″ hail. More rain is expected every afternoon through Monday. Time to build an ark? We had two doves build a nest in one of our window boxes. Hummm…
On the subject of arks, a bible was found during the flood clean-up at nearby Donelson Christian Academy. All of the pages were white and crumpled from the water, but only two pages in the entire bible were discolored: Genesis 7 and 8 where Noah was told to build an ark. This is the story where it rained for 40 days and 40 nights…In Nashville it rained enough to close Interstate 40 (and I-24, I-65 and 440).
Nashville lost one water treatment plant in the flood and a second one was in jeopardy. Citizens were asked to reduce water usage by 50%. We’ve been given a reprieve on washing clothes and dishes, but there’s still a ban on washing cars and watering lawns.
Kudos to Tide and the Tide Loads of Hope truck that’s been here for over a week. It’ll be in the area until the end of next week. It’s a cool concept. They have a fully-equipped truck (water too) they drive to disaster areas. As a service they wash and fold two loads of clothes per victim per day. They also donate a portion of proceeds from “yellow cap” Tide to victims of disasters. Who knew?
Nashville, aka Music City USA, already has at least two songs about the “Flood of 2010”. John Rich wrote “Lend a Hand” and Victoria Banks wrote “City of Dreams” which starts “I’m baptized in tears in a river of rain. The tears will run dry but the scars will remain.” Buddy Jewel and Julie Roberts are among the country artists who will record it tomorrow at a local studio.
Another benefit concert for flood recovery, Nashville Rising, is being planned by Faith Hill and hubby Tim McGraw. So far some of the star-studded talent includes Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Amy Grant, Leann Rimes, Brooks and Dunn, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry and ZZ Top. Wow! The concert will be June 22nd but sold out this morning.
Music City Keep on Playing, a concert benefit for flood relief will air this Sunday, May 16 at 7 (central). Check it out at www.gactv.com
Tomorrow will mark two weeks since the beginning of the flood and more rain is in the forecast. Let’s just hope we don’t get significant amounts. Oh, and what did I do during today’s storm? I took a nap!