Thursday, September 9, 2010

did that car just float by????

well, we haven't completely been swept away down here in central Texas!
after torrential rains from tropical depression Hermine, we have lots of destruction to deal with! at villa debellis, we received at least 10 inches. other parts of austin and surrounding areas report 12+ inches. crazy! luckily our little neighborhood fared well and we have no damage...thank goodness!


all this rain has caused one big fluffy aire-head great displeasure...he is not toO keen on going outside to do his business in the rain. (he finally "went" when it was more than he could bear) i think these pics show his opinion of t.s. Hermine....


IMAG0130's some stink eye for you!!!

anyway, back to the flooding and destruction...
here are some pics of some of our parks in Round Rock that are much worse for wear.


we lost some asphalt at a few of our parks...


this was a storage barn, as you can see the water just ripped into it.


this is a GIANT pecan tree that totally flattened that poor little bench! our arborist said it was 2" wider in circumference than their largest saw. that sucker was big!


at our memorial park our WWII torpedo display was basically dismantled by the floods...the torpedo was busted out of its concrete cradle and went as far as it could before the trees stopped its journey...if not for the trees it might have floated on down to some other town! i am saddened by this picture, our vets worked really hard to get the torpedo and have it restored and it's only been on display since last fall.


while these photos show some pretty big obstacles, we will clean up and patch and repair!

hope everyone has a great weekend.
bark at ya later!


Friday, September 3, 2010

dog days of august are over...

howdy everyone!
the pinkies are all wearing maroon and excited about something called "college football"....personally i'd rather be chewing on a bone. but apparently this weekend marks the beginning of the season. (mum: lets hope the aggies can pull off a respectable season...WHOOP!)
it's the start of labor day weekend and it's shaping up to be a good one...the weather dropped significantly and i already got in a quality walkie with the mum today :)
cross your paws that the weekend stays on the cool side of the 90's!!

mum has been busy, she abandoned us boys and went on a girlie trip to fredericksburg for a bachelorette weekend for her friend Gennie K. apparently they had a great time, although i don't know how she could have had that much fun without me...just sayin'.
here are some snapshots...they did some action stuff and also tooled around the main drag in town, and visited Luckenbach, Tx too...where everybody's somebody!!






hope everyone has a safe and wonderful labor day weekend...