This past weekend our beautiful city and middle Tennessee received a record amount of rain. 13 inches was recorded and I heard reports from others of as much as 22 inches. My neighborhood and house are fine. I had just a little water in my basement thanks to the All Dry system and a sump pump. Other neighbors had feet of water in their basements and lost very precious belongings. Another neighborhood across the main road was wiped out …. people lost everything! The mighty Cumberland River could not contain itself, nor the Stones River or Old Hickory Lake north of town. It took several days for me to even pick up my camera… I think I was in shock. Yesterday after I finished a kiddo session I drove into downtown from East Nashville, parked my car in a lot off 1st Ave/Hermitage Ave and walked around. While it was really devastating, it was not as bad as I thought, this due to the water starting to recede. Downtown is still without power and Nashville is being asked to conserve water.