Well tropical storm Fay decided to take a hard left turn while she was just west of Jacksonville and head directly across the panhandle. She was moving at the snails pace of mph and maxed out at about 8mph. It started raining here on Thursday evening and did not stop for over 48 hrs. I don't think I have ever seen the rain that steady for that long in all my years in Florida. It literally did not stop. It would weaken and strengthen in intensity but it never stopped. We got a break late Saturday night and then more rain Sunday morning. All told over 15 inches of rain in Tallahassee. I am thankful that our house sits on a hill and the drainage is very good. We did have a small creek flowing through the very back of the property where all the water was draining down to an actual creek about 150 yards away.
The weekend was pretty much spent just loafing about the house. We had some major clean up to do yesterday afternoon and now things are back in shape. We did lose some large limbs from a few trees in the yard and lots of small ones. Only one large limb hit the house. It bounced off the roof and into the side yard. Thankfully nothing was damged. Some others in Tallahassee were not so fortunate. Flooding has roads closed all over the city and some houses and buildings did get flooded.
One bonus of being stuck inside was I had time to just relax and rest which was refreshing. On Saturday afternoon though I was getting a little stir crazy so I headed up to the gym. No go, they closed for the day. I should have known. So with my cabin fever and energy drink flowing through my blood I decided to get a little "home workout" in.
300 box jumps, 250 push ups, 150 sit ups, 100 lunges, and 250 deep squats later I was fine just resting. My calves are not very happy with me today after all those box jumps. I run bewteen 20 and 25 miles a week, but it is amazing what doing something different will do to your muscles.
The other benefit was I had plenty of time to cook. Here are a few of the meals we enjoyed while holed up in the rain. Fried grouper and cheese grits, and a good ol' southern breakfast of fried eggs, grits and bacon.