I decided to check Facebook and the first thing I saw was a picture my aunt in Arnegard (8 miles west of Watford City) had posted. Her garage had just gotten demolished in a storm that had passed through. The storm was quickly heading east towards Bismarck. One weather warning I saw stated a possibility of wind gusts up to 80 mph.
|This tree went down a block from our office in downtown Bismarck|
|It's hard to see but this is a traffic light that also went down|
Rob didn't get home until close to midnight because he wanted to wait for the water on the streets to recede before setting out. (We had gotten a couple of inches of rain in a matter of minutes causing flash flooding.) He said driving home was a bit scary because all the street lights were out, none of the traffic lights worked, and trees were down everywhere blocking both lanes of some streets. There was a firetruck on one street which was completely blocked off due to downed power lines.
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The next day was beautiful and peaceful so Faith and I went to the library, and then to the park where tree branches were scattered everywhere. The park we went to no longer had its wheelchair swing so I decided to try something different. I took Faith out of her chair and set her next to me on one of the bench swings in the park. She loved it! She lauged and giggled and kept saying, "Faster mommy!"
|Faith having fun swinging with me|
|Faith swinging with the best daddy in the world!|
We had a wonderful Father's Day! I just hope the weather forecast for tonight is wrong and that we won't be getting another severe storm!