Blog of Gia Bennett

Blog of Gia Bennett

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Photo : Ginni Bennett
Photoshop Art: Ginni Bennett
Quote: Jim Rohn

Sunday, August 24, 2008

So True ...

True goodbyes are the ones never said or explained.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

More Fay photos

In between storm bands we ran out to see what we could see.
There wasn't alot of time so the photos are kinda crappy.

This is the lake overflowing.

You can see how it is only flowing our way... yay

This is looking down the path toward my yard.

Path behind the house. The woods are completely flooded.

Oh look... a plecostomus in my yard. He's freakin HUGE.

Blue Heron looking for a meal.

Zack and Rich trying to chase the fish back toward to lake. It would be a shame for them to die when the water recedes. :(

My feet. Yes, we went in and took showers. We know the water is dirty. Yes, I am in my pj's. I was comfy when Rich yelled for me to come see the fish. lol

Again, the house is fine. I still don't know if other neighbors down stream from this are effected. Many people in Brevard county weren't as lucky as we are. I have never seen this much rain here since I moved here in 1987.
To give you an idea of what I am talking about, here is an over view of my neighborhood. I am the second cul-de-sac from the right. The 30 acre wildlife sanctuary is completely flooded from the lake on the right. The trail behind my house runs all around the woods. I am hoping the water rushing down it goes into the lake on the left and not the homes before it. :/

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Under Water ...

TS Fay is dumping so freakin much water on Brevard! The lake by my house is overflowing and we are watching it stream down the path behind my house. Thank gawd my house is on an incline and is only a bit into my yard. I've lived here 16 years and have never had the lake overflow like this. The bad thing is Fay is being lazy and only moving at 3 miles an hour. It will be pounding us for at least another day. Luckily we have no damage to our home or yard. Just a bunch of dead palm branches to pick up... but hey.. that is a good thing. They needed to be cut down anyway. The only bad thing is we are house bound. Our neighborhood entry is flooded and so is Wickham Rd. from I95 to Pineda. Zack and Rich ventured out down our street to check the flooding. They came back to report our neighbors on our street don't have damage. The two a'holes on our street did have some of their landscaping ruined and a tree down. So hopefully it will stay that way until she passes. This rain really needs to let up. When it does, we are going to venture to see where the lake flow is heading. The woods are already flooded, so I am hoping it is going to the lake on the other side. I just pray it isn't in some neighbors yard down the path. :(
I'll post pics of our new waterfront property when I can get out there without drowning my camera in this downpour.
Though the storm has me a bit worried about the lake flash flooding at any time, I have enjoyed having my big windows wide open watching the storm. We didn't have to board up because the winds weren't bad. I really need to get those clear hurricane panels for the bigger storms.


Got some shots. Too much rain to get good ones.

This is the lake. I took this from my sons room. You can see it's filled to the brim. What I couldn't get is the view to the left where it is over flowing.

This is the closest I could get to the overflow of the lake without leaving my porch.

Here you can see how the lake has flooded the woods and draining back onto the path behind my house.

Closer shot

It's still raining. The news is showing flooding all over town. Fay is a wet little bitch! Sorry the pics are blurry. I didn't want to get the camera wet and the lens kept fogging up :

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Going Away ...

... to Palm Beach for a few days. I can't wait. My parents are going to take us to lunch when we get there and we will hang out with them a bit before they head home. My mom raves about a place with huge scallops. I said I wanted to go there. :)

We have a condo on the end overlooking the ocean and the pool. When we were there last year we had a blast. The water is crystal blue, the beach not at all crowded. They have musicians by the pool and a pool bar and restaurant. You can rent anything there... boats, jet skis, kayaks... but I am looking forward to just having fun on the beach.

My mom called and set up a boat ride for the four of us on Thursday. It goes around all the waterways in Palm Beach. We get to see all the mansions and huge yachts. I think that will be fun. I hope I don't puke... lol. My equilibrium is shot. I get woozy just standing up. :p

I'm off to finish laundry and pack. I'm still exhausted from scrubbing the aviary this morning. Zack is going to help Rich fix the screen when he gets home from work, then the kids are off to spend time with their dAdA tonight. :)

Monday, August 4, 2008


Photo taken by: Julian Bennett
Photoshop Art: Ginni Bennett