Monday, August 29, 2011

And the Rains Came Down and the Floods Came Up!

And it beat against that house!  But our house has stood firm because it's on a firm foundation!  Both physically and Super Naturally!

Yesterday afternoon the creek had risen to up under my cabin studio deck, just a few inches from the first step up onto my deck.

At 7:00 this morning, Tom came in, woke me up and told me we were flooded!  Eight inches inside the studio!  Water almost up to the house!  and a puddle in the basement!

At 7:30 Doug Cowie called.  Tom was supposed to work at his house today.  He prayed immediately and just as immediately the waters started to recede!


At 8:00 the puddle had become about an inch in the cellar, but just around the rediculous drain that's in the floor right in front of the door.  (Tom says that when things get back to order he'll fill in that drain!)  He waded  (almost swam!) back down to the cabin studio to put my canes and charts up out of the water, rescueing my LPs while he was there.





At 11:00 we took a ride to the library and stopped at the end of the driveway on the way back to walk up to the "Little White Bridge, which if you don't pay attention, you won't notice".  There's a sink hole there and some ominous looking cracks in the black top.  The waters are raging under the bridge and crossing over portions of the road.  Earlier Tom had placed some arrows to show where the water had been.  Now it's back down much lower.




This is the sink hole in the road that was formed by the flood.


This is our next door neighbor's house, on the other side of the creek.

Do we have some water damage?  I guess we do!  Are we all tied up in knots about it?  Why should we be?  Nothing is so precious that it would break our hearts to loose it, except our animals, which are high and dry and probably don't even know there was a flood!

2 comments:

Ande Noren said...

Eek! I love the photos of Tom wading (?!?) to the Oongalow.

Magpie said...

Whew! Glad you are safe and sound. Amazing pictures!

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