Arkansas is a breathtakingly beautiful state. We love living here.
There are downsides, though.
Fast forward four months.
When we came back from our visit out west last month, I woke up the next morning and looked out my bedroom window to see this:
Yes, the city had finally come to fix what should have been fixed before developers were ever allowed to build here. Yay! (?)
They're planning to install a new culvert under the road that will go under our front lawn and out the side where we already have a drainage ditch. They have put up a temporary chain link fence because they say it won't be done for several months. (Joy.) Hey, don't get me wrong, though. I am GLAD they are fixing the problem! We got about SIX INCHES of rain in two days last week from Gustav, and had no flooding in our yard. Yippee!
Meanwhile, here's what our front yard currently looks like, as seen from the street:
(This picture was taken just after a rainstorm on 8/20/08)
We'll see how it handles Ike this weekend. . . .