As I write this I am feeling conflicted by what we have been experiencing and likely will continue to experience over the next week or so. We have had torrential rains, thunder, lightning, hail wind and flooding due to our already saturated ground. Most of our clients in the Bee Cave and Lake Travis area have hail damage and many either have, or will be getting, new roofs (ours included). This is a small problem compared with our friends in Wimberley and Kyle and San Marcos many of whom have serious damage to their homes and businesses. Our prayers and our hearts go out to our fellow Texans.
The silver lining in the torrential rains - our lakes are filling up. Lake Travis is finally more than 50% full hopefully ending the drought and we are hoping that we have learned much about conservation, and about the effects of releasing water from our reservoirs for the rice farmers in Eastern Texas. The water levels in Lake Travis have an enormous effect on our home values along the lake and with our tourism industry. Restaurants along the lake hopefully will reopen and ramps are starting to reopen for the season allowing our residents to enjoy the lake once again.