My daughter graduated college on May 11th. As a graduation gift to her, my girlfriend flew us both out to Maryland for 10 days. We had a good time for the first week or so then I got the news about all the rain and flooding in my area. Sitting captive 1200 miles away I got to watch my property go under on the evening news. Got back into town Friday morning, and hwy 20 into Skiatook had just reopened. Bird creek had crested at 36.5 feet, 4.5 feet above the old record level. Somehow, the water level stopped rising just as it reached the threshold of my front door. The weatherstripping at the bottom of the door is damaged and some wave action had washed up under the door. My mail slot is right there and I had a couple soggy bs magazines and some damp mail. Dodged a major bullet... sort of. Five vehicles parked in the driveways were not so lucky. Two pickups, a Jeep, my Impala, and my girlfriends 79 Corvette all had water up to mid windshield or higher. The jeep and Impala are not worth saving. The two trucks drive trains will be pulled out for future projects, and the 'Vette now has to go into intensive care in order to save it... Water also got to the riding and push mowers in the garage, but they too can be saved. This afternoon, I picked up an 04 Chrysler mini van to get me to and from work. Got a whole lotta damage control ahead of me this weekend... I just keep telling myself it could have been a lot worse if water had gotten into the house. Just keep smiling... Just keep smiling... .