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Rain and More Rain…from the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Usually, I look for more rain in the forecast. Now I look to see when it is going away.

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Another Day.

Which is so true. The land is drowned in water like this, then it will clear up and we’ll be wishing we had some rain. Not south of us though. I feel for those that have lost their cars and homes to flood waters and storm damage. And for those who have died in this storm.

When the rain goes away, the nightmare is only really beginning.

The birds and squirrels are looking for shelter under my patio cover, which has also helped to keep the accumulating rain away from the house, as well as the gutters. Even in my neighborhood, some are having trouble with flooding, asking about French drains, when this isn’t really the time to be asking!

I didn’t see alligators in the pond, just a couple of turtles, who love this weather. Their pond is now even bigger.

We’ve had 27 1/2 inches of rain, and it’s raining this morning. I walked to the ponds yesterday to see if they were still contained. They are, though some trees are now in the water. They appear to have been built deep enough and large enough, that they’re rising, but still contained. Another pond a little farther away is too shallow and spilling into the road. There are several others that I didn’t check out. We had 0% chance of rain for like half hour, and twenty minutes later, the winds were gusting and the rain was starting up again, so I headed home.

They’re asking for boats and trucks that can navigate high waters. The grocery stores are running out of a lot of things–some made it to the stores, but they’re closing early. We’re still getting sheriff’s warnings to stay at home because people are getting caught up in the flood waters, stalling out their cars, and becoming more of the problem.

If you have to get out, take a stroll in the rain! Just watch for alligators and snakes.

Prayers for all those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have 100% chance of rain today, 90% tomorrow, and 50% the next day, so it will continue to drop from there.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Love Storms!

Just not all the lightning that went with it. It’s pouring rain this morning again, which we so needed!

Let a little rain into your life!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Skies before the Storms Hit

 

Sunrise–beautiful storm clouds. And then the rain came down and the birds and the squirrels braved the weather to eat. Here’s a baby squirrel on the feeder as the rain is pouring.

With the upcoming release of SEAL Wolf Undercover, I wanted to share a new video trailer for the “first” in the SEAL Wolf Series. Actually, To Tempt the Wolf has the first mention of the SEAL wolves, but I need to make a new video for it too. 🙂

 

 

SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing
Book 1 in Terry Spear’s SEAL Wolf Series — A USA Today Bestseller!

Her instincts tell her he’s dangerous…
His powers of persuasion are impossible to resist…

While her overprotective brother’s away, Meara Greymere’s planning to play—and it wouldn’t hurt to find herself a mate in the process. The last thing she needs is one of his SEAL buddies spoiling her fun, even if the guy is the hottest one she’s ever seen.

Finn Emerson is a battle-hardened Navy SEAL and alpha wolf. He’s a little overqualified for baby-sitting, but feisty Meara is attracting trouble like a magnet.

As the only responsible alpha male in the vicinity, Finn is going to have to protect this intriguing woman from a horde of questionable men, and definitely from himself.

A Seal in Wolf's Clothing

A Navy SEAL romance–werewolf style

SEAL Wolf Series:
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A SEAL Wolf Christmas (Book 2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)

Experience the sensual, action-packed, critically acclaimed world of Terry Spear, author of a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year:
“High-powered romance that satisfies on every level.” —Long and Short Reviews
“An entertaining read filled with passion and desire. You’ll be spellbound.” —Thoughts in Progress
“Fast paced, and completely and utterly fascinating. The chemistry was brilliant.” —Royal Reviews
“This novel has it all…Hot doesn’t even begin to describe it.” —Love Romance Passion

Editorial Reviews
From the Publisher
“A funny, enchanting love story… the characters are intriguing, the story is thrilling…” – NetGalley Reader Review

“A wonderfully entertaining, thrilling, sexy action packed story” – Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears

“Definitely a page turner. Filled with romance and filled with action.” – Synchronized Reading

“The story is entertaining with both suspense and romance.” – Paranormal Kiss

“A fast, light, paranormal romance…” – RT Book Reviews

“Plenty of action, hot Navy SEAL werewolves, and a plot to kill said Navy SEAL werewolves… a fun book to read.” – Badass Book Reviews

“The combination of Navy Seals and werewolves will lure many devoted fans to her books. Exciting, sexy and suspenseful, Seal in Wolf’s Clothing is a keeper!” – NetGalley Reader Review

“Tons of intrigue and lots of yummy Alpha male action.” – Bitten By Paranormal Romance

“A great suspenseful read…” – Night Owl Reviews

“With charismatic characters, suspenseful plot lines, and alluring romance A Seal in Wolf’s Clothing is an excellent paranormal romance read.” – Book Savvy Babe

 

A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing: A many of many secrets and only one truth…
Book 9
 B&N

Hope you are having a lovely day!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Back to Bears…

Blue rainbow bear and baby curves (624x640)I have an order for 1 large blue rainbow bear and 1 pink rainbow bear set to go to Australia!

And two more bears!

I had to get word count last night by hand because the storms were so bad, so I go to turn on my computer and it’s not working! Oops! Had to pull the plug!

Have a great one! It’s still raining, and the temperature is cool, and I’m loving it!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Under 8 Flood Warnings and One Flood Watch

And more rain coming. We have storms through Monday, then tapering off and starting up again on Saturday again. But of course this is all subject to change. Even when it said we had barely any chance of raining, it was pouring.

rain 055 (640x427)Here they said no chance of rain.

rain 056 (640x427)I was running puppies out during these breaks, though at one point we did have a half clear sky. You know, you get complacent. You think it’s poured its guts out and that’s it. No more rain. It’s clearing. That’s what a normal storm would do. But…it’s not true. It’s an illusion. Get complacent and you’ve lost your chance to run out when it’s “dry.”

I ran out to get the mail one time. It’s a couple of blocks away, and it was one of the times I thought it had really ended. Another time, I grabbed my garbage can since they did pick up. Yay! I took the dogs out when the sky looked like this thinking I’d better really walk them and make sure they did their thing.

And then it let loose.

rain 064 (640x427)pouring rain (640x427)rain and tree (640x427)I will give the weather service credit for raising the percent to 45% chance of rain when it was pouring.

Soooooo, I had to get some really important documents signed, notarized, faxed and fedexed. I had gone out the night before, after they sent them to me soooo late and we were in the middle of a terrible storm. Thunder, lightning, deluge of rain. It’s dangerous. It’s not fiction. People most often drown in cars swept away in flood waters. But I had a deadline on the documents. Which is why I was soooo irritated that they hadn’t come in earlier and I could have taken care of the matter then. Even when I had gone out earlier to mail a package, and planned to go to the grocery store, the torrential rains started, and I returned home. Underwriters waited til the title company was closed. I didn’t get them until nearly 6 pm. Six-thirty, the fedex office was going to be closed. They also do faxes and notary. I assumed that since the rains were going to continue ALL NIGHT LONG, it would be better to go out then.

WRONG.

With that much rain in such a short period of time, roads were badly flooded. Lower riding cars than mine were sitting still, in a quandary, not sure what to do. Cars moved around the barrier, which I didn’t mind, but were headed straight for me, and I had to pull over when I could. I ended up doing the same thing when I saw the floodwaters ahead and trucks that ride higher than mine were submersed in water up to their headlights. A low riding truck had put his flashers on and just stopped before he entered the floodwaters.

Turn around, don’t drown has become the motto to warn people how dangerous it is to enter flooded roads. Car engines stall out. The car quickly fills with water. People drown. At Fort Hood, they were still searching for 6 soldiers missing after their truck was swept away in flood waters, 3 drowned, 3 are in stable condition, and 6 still unaccounted for.

I called the title company in the morning to let them know I was going to risk going out to get the documents signed, but that we’d had really bad flooding. Our streets are fine. The road we get on from there was fine. The roads leading to the main one where the businesses are located and where I needed to go, flood. Since I’m new here, I had no idea.

My neighbor had gone to the grocery store in the same plaza. I had heard him leave, so I called his wife to see how the roads were. She told me where he was at. So I tried calling him, but no answer. I let everyone know I was going and would let them know when I got there and got back safely. Then I got in my car and drove the wet streets, took a different road, and it was fine. Now, we’d had rain ALL NIGHT LONG. And that morning when I got up, it had started up again. But we had a two-hour break from the rain before the bank opened. I was there 15 mins before it opened. The post office is behind that, and the grocery store next to it. So I figured maybe I could make it to all three before the deluge began again. It was coming. The sky was turning pitch black. I was running out of time. I needed to get the paperwork done pronto, risk getting some groceries, and return home before the rains started and the road flooded again.

Okay, now this is like a book. Conflict, conflict, conflict. Deadlines. Ticking time-bomb. Threats. Bad stuff coming. Yet the thing I had to do was so important, I had to get it done, pronto. Motivation.

You always wonder why anyone in their right mind would leave their home in the middle of a disaster, unless their home is flooded and they need to leave to get to safety. Most of the people were trying to get home from work. Others, like me, were going somewhere. I had a really important reason. Anything else, and I would have said, no way, Jose, and stayed home. Not worth the risk.

So, I get the documents signed notarized, faxed. Drive to the postal annex and the clouds are looking eerily ominous. Darkening by the second. But no rain. So I run inside, get the paperwork fedexed, and run right next to the grocery store. I can do this. I wanted to get bottled water in case we have problems with our water. I needed potatoes. That’s the Irish in me.

And then it happened. I had just left the grocery store when it began. The deluge. Now…I wasn’t wearing a rain jacket. Dummy me. It was in the car. It was so hot and wasn’t raining, and I just didn’t think of it. I just thought: run in, and get out.

I had bought eggs. I think buying eggs is a mistake for me. I bought some and crushed them (since I don’t buy them but rarely), and then I bought some and we had the power outage and I had to throw them away. So I bought some and the rains were coming down hard, soaking me, lightning striking right overhead, I’m running for the car, pushing the metal basket ahead of me thinking, this is so not good. I’m throwing the 3 bags I picked up as fast as I could into the car. The bottled water is heavy and it took me a couple of minutes longer to throw it in the car. Then I had to run the basket to the basket corral. And then I ran back and got into the car and just sat, soaked, the adrenaline still pumping.

And I thought–oh, no, where did I throw my eggs?

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I kept thinking the road’s going to flood before I can get home. It was coming down hard. The lightning was cracking right overhead. But 5 cars were trying to back out at once. My windows had fogged up and I couldn’t see. I don’t usually have to use the defroster, so still having a time with figuring it out. I finally leave after 3 of the cars leave, and then I’m on the road, barely able to see because the rain is coming down so hard. The road is beginning to flood. I make it home, drive into my dry garage and just sit there. The adrenaline still pumping.

I unload the groceries, greet the puppies, put away the groceries, no, I didn’t look at the eggs. I couldn’t. Not yet. I let everyone know the documents were off, the title company, my realtor, my kids, my friends to let them know I was home safe and sound.

And then I checked the eggs.

All intact. And I’ll have some for breakfast.

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That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Fog this morning. More rain coming. Weatherman says in half an hour, so I took the puppies out one more time. And I’m back to the real world of edits. And I’m not going anywhere.

Happy TGIF!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Storms and 19″ of Rain!

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Storm Total Rainfall and Flood Reports

storms between night (640x427)I thought I had left a light on outside because all of a sudden, it was really light out at 8:30 pm, and then it stormed again.

More thunderstorms possible this afternoon. But in the meantime, sunny skies and look what I captured when I took the puppies out for a walk? A baby dragonfly.

blue dasher dragonfly (406x640)I think it’s a blue dasher.

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Oh, oh, just saw daddy cardinal with TWO baby cardinals feeding them! I wondered if there were two of them. But they were on the patio and by the time I noticed them, I missed getting a picture of all 3 of them together. More later.

Okay, off to write. Have a super great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Fog, but more Storms Coming

fog 002 (427x640)dogs and bears 036 (640x278)Water droplets on chives.

dogs and bears 046 (427x640)Worked on bears while the electricity was on for a short while.

dogs and bears 039 (640x427)Dogs all crashed.

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water droplets on chives…butterfly iris(640x427)butterfly iris unfurled in rain…

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dove getting out of the rain (640x427)dove getting out of rain on back patio…you can see the raindrops falling behind him.

🙂 ❤

Storms coming around noon, so off to get some stuff done in case we lose electricity again. It’s supposed to keep on through Thursday.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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