It all started on Wednesday morning on September 11th. I work in Boulder and we were seeing the typical rains, but this time it felt different and it was not letting up. The roof in my office was starting to leak and there were no signs of clear sky anywhere.
The next day at 4:30 in the morning, the school district notified everyone that school would be closed due to excessive rains and immediate flood warnings. I went ahead on to Boulder just to make sure our offices were okay and to get our computers out before the inevitable storm. As I came into the city limits the mud slides in neighborhoods had already begun. After a couple hours at work, we were hearing another 7 inches would be coming down - time to head back home before it was too late.
|Zweck's Farm around the corner from our house - this is how we usually see it.|
|Zweck's (the same farm as above) on Thursday afternoon, September 12th.|
|The quiet little "creek" running through our neighborhood is now 10 feet in depth.|
When we came upon the adjoining neighborhood we had no idea what had just happened. We walked up to the area that had been completely taken over by once a creek, now a 1 mile wide raging river. All the streets were covered in water up to the top of garage doors of every house. Residents were running as fast as they could to get out with their families, pets and whatever they could immediately grab... they had no warning whatsoever. There were 3 fire engines, divers, boats, sheriff and local police department units surrounding the area.
|The amazing rescue teams in our neighborhood and the flooded streets.|
|My guardian Theo, looking out for more emergency units this morning.|
I made a coffee cake, husband cooked the bacon to perfection and my daughter made her always flawless and fluffy scrambled eggs. We enjoyed it with our orange juice in freezer chilled glasses and just took in the beginnings of a sunny and tranquil day. It was not a fancy breakfast or fit for the cover of a foody magazine, but for now it certainly hit the spot.
Streusel Coffee Cake
2 Cups Original Bisquick Mix
2/3 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbl. Granulated Sugar
1/3 Cup Original Bisquick Mix
1/3 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 Tbl. Butter (room temperature)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9-inch round pan. Make streusel and set aside.
Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with streusel.
Bake 18 - 22 minutes or until golden brown.
Enjoy with melted butter drizzled on top to soak in each slice.
Count your blessings each and every day....