I woke up around 2AM to loud thunder and bright flashes outside the bedroom window. Realizing it was a storm, I rolled over and fell back asleep until my alarm woke me up at 5AM so I could run before work. At 4:59AM it was still raining very hard so rather than get up anyway, I went back to sleep... until several urgent texts from Gma and Gpa arrived, urging me to try to avoid work because ALL FREEWAYS ARE CLOSED!!!!!!
Stay home? Don't drive? Isn't that a bit over-dramatic for a rain storm?
Well, they were kind of right, some sections of major Arizona roadways were indeed closed and people were indeed in trouble due to flooding. Husband and I decided to give the commute an attempt. Despite some flooded areas near the house, I was able to take back roads and side streets to arrive at the office only 45 minutes late. The drive home was uneventful, despite the grumpy toddler who joins me on my commute vocalizing her displeasure in my failure to provide her with crackers to snack on. Here are some photos from our adventure to and from work.
Drive to work:
During my lunch break...
On the drive home...