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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The News story on our local station began: “Families left stranded by flash flooding in Washington”… In the wake of last night's major storm, more than a hundred people were either unable to reach their homes or could not get out from them. Nobody had to be evacuated, but roadways became rivers. One of the major areas of destruction was on our road, just down a ways from our Wee Hobbit House. Our town road crew had been in the process of putting in a new culvert. Now their careful work has been washed away and they must start again.

Needless to say Day Three was spent on outdoor chores: emptying planters, weeding the gardens before the next deluge possibly arriving tonight, and getting the lane beside our driveway passable once more using a hoe, rake, shovel and wheelbarrow. Hey, we got our exercise! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Needless to say I was not sorting through memorabilia in my little study. emoticon Tonight, I do hope to make a little progress, however. emoticon Yeah right! emoticon
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    Oh, My! You sure have had more than the exercise that you needed or wanted. Your garden looks in tact, but if you get very much more rain, that could be another story. However let's hope for the best. The picture sure reveal a lot of work for the road department.

    Where I live it has rained all week and suppose to all of next week. Flooding is on the rise here as well.

    Take care my friend, and hope you can find a dry spot.

    1597 days ago
    I pray all is well with you. It appears your garden is ok. I hope that is right. Thank you for the update. God bless.
    1597 days ago
    I'm so glad you and Jim are ok darling Ellie and everyone else affected will be ok too.
    What a way to start your 4th of July celebrations.Kisses and hugs lesleyanne. emoticon emoticon
    1599 days ago
    Well, they were thinking right, just a little slow on the draw. Glad you are safe and cheerful. Have a wonderful 4th!
    1600 days ago
    Oh no! Glad you and your house are alright. I hope there will be no more flooding for you so that you can enjoy the holiday in peace. emoticon emoticon
    1600 days ago
    I'm glad you are safe. It does sound like you got plenty of exercise!
    1600 days ago
  • RD03875
    I hope things get better for you
    1600 days ago
    Glad you are safe, but sorry about the culvert.
    The study awaits....
    1600 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Oh glad you are ok. We are doing great over here. Just small spots but nothing like your town. I like the yard work too, looks good
    1600 days ago
    i'm glad the storm wasn't worse! Please stay safe and dry! way to make the best of an unfortunate situation!!
    1600 days ago
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