Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More rain.

The sun is shining today, and so far the weather people are promising four days in a row of similar weather. However, yesterday it poured and poured and poured, and by the end of the day I could not contain my tears. It is hard to watch our yard and house get destroyed before our very eyes. I heard today that our area has had three times the normal rain and that the rivers are expected to remain high all summer. If that is the case, we will be guaranteed to flood again next year. Things just don't look good for being able to clean up our basement. More and more, we wonder whether we will have to literally build a brand new basement and move our entire house. I don't need to tell you how expensive that will be. I don't even know whether it's possible, seeing machinery could not even get in and out of here with all the water on the driveway.

Even our horses are somewhat in crisis, having run out of pasture and having very little hay left that is not ruined by water. It looks like we will have to move them very soon, but not sure where yet. We will likely have to send them away for the rest of the summer as it looks like we will not be able to do anything with them now that our whole round pen and much of our yard is underwater. The shallowest puddle on our driveway right now is more than ankle deep on me. I tested it this morning. Wow.

So, I guess this post is more of the same old same old. More water. More flooding. More discouragement on our part. I don't see how this is going to end well.

The boys are doing well still, in spite of it all. They have been playing very nicely all week so far, which is a huge relief to me. Cody even went outside this morning to build a sand castle. We certainly do have sand. I'm not ready to bail yet, but we may still need to evacuate again. I guess it depends how much rain we get on Sunday. Cody is out of school indefinitely. He may even miss his little "graduation" party. It's kind of sad, but he has not asked about school yet this week, so at least he is not complaining about it.

I guess that is the scoop for now. The one bright spot in my week is that Mike built me a very big book case in our room so I can have my books all on shelves again instead of in laundry baskets getting bent and crushes. Anyone who knows me knows how important my books are to me, and they were sitting on shelves in the flood water until a week ago. The books were on higher shelves so they would not get wet, but I was getting worried the water would soak up the book case back and into my books, and that they might get mouldy. Now I love seeing them all in my room, though they barely fit on the shelves because I have so many. He is going to build me another smaller one to go on another wall in our room. It will look like a library in here. Fun! That's probably why I feel like staying in my room all day. Going to post a picture or two of my shelves.

Here they are. I took this picture sitting on my bed. The door on the left is our bathroom and the door on the right is our normal bedroom door. Not everyone would want a whole wall in their room taken over by books, but I do! The ones that are in there haphazardly on their sides are courtesy of my boys. 

Now I'm off to face the rest of the day. Bye for now.

1 comment:

Jo said...

How wonderful to have your books out and safe and where you can see them! It's nice to have something like that happen when everything else seems so dismal. Will keep praying!