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Hey there!

We've had close to a feet of rain last weekend and can you believe that it's raining again? I think we had just a mere 1 1/2 inches of rain here in Fayetteville today, but last Saturday was insane. The photo above is part of my running route and where I like to take Langley the Lab for her walks and play time in the creek that runs along the pavement. This particular spot is near the trail head and the trail is roughly a half mile or so long. The water was up to my knees here and I bet that the further along I went on the trail, the deeper and stronger it would've been. 

But I didn't go any further because it was also at this spot that I remembered that snakes live along the creek bank and like to come out to play on days like this. I turned tail and ran for the car.

Below is the flooded Clear Creek where David, Joe and I like to kayak. Normally, it's a peaceful little creek, pretty dry during the summer months and we have to drag our boats for most of the way, but as you can see, Clear Creek was a raging river Saturday. David and I ventured down around 11:00 in the morning to check it out and came back later in the day, around 4:00, to look at it again and were amazed at how much higher the levels had gotten and how far it had spread into the neighboring pastures. We had so much rain that the Weather Channel even came down to check out Clear Creek!

And naturally we had to follow the van back to town so I could nab a pic. ; )

I really have never seen so much rain in my life. It was relentless.

In other news . . .

I have joined the Twitterverse.

I have really no idea how Twitter works, but I'm willing to give it a go. In fact, I posted a picture this morning of our new motorcycle (I'm coming to that in a minute) to Twitter, "@-ed" BMW Motorrad . . . and lo and behold, they replied back to to my tweet, saying what a beautiful picture it was and that they hoped we enjoy plenty of rides on the new bike! 

I may've screamed a little before taking a screen shot of the tweet and texting it to David with the text, "They tweeted me back!!!" and then, "What do I do??" He told me to tweet back saying, "thanks", so that's what I did. 

Maybe I'll get Twitter figured out after all. Oh, I'm @KateAustinPhoto, just in case you were wondering.

I also deleted my old Instagram account. Wiped it out completely.  A day later I created a new one, but using my business name (but I'm not really in business . . .) with the handle, @kateaustinphotography, if you're curious. I don't have much up yet, but plan on posting more behind-the-scenes stuff, fun photos as well as more "work" photos. So far I have a whopping five followers! Go me! ; )

And finally, our new motorcycle, the BMW RNineT Scrambler.

This baby is, well, I'm kinda at a loss for words, but I'll see what I can come up with:

Cool, retro, sweet, pretty, cool, nostalgic, old fashioned, 1940's, and did I say cool? Joey is learning how to ride it and last night the three of us took it over to his old middle school so he could have a big empty parking lot to practice in, David riding the bike over and Joey driving me in my car. We stayed for a good hour and Joey did fantastic, even learning to shift into second gear, wearing a big grin on his face when he pulled up in front of where Dave and I were standing. Once he gets good and comfortable in driving the bike, it'll be his to use to get back and forth on to school and anywhere else he may want to go, but that won't be for months. 

He's a very cautious and careful driver. 

But for right now, whenever there's a break in Monsoon Season, you'll be able to find him in a nearby parking lot with David, practicing away. Who knows? Maybe he'll be shifting into third gear by the end of the month.


Well, that 's all the news that's fit to print. Hopefully, the rains will let up and Spring will finally take center stage and we can start having sunny days once again. I do miss the sun so . . .