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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter Storm Damon Isn't Through Yet

December 10, 2014

Good morning.  The rain here stopped around 11:30 last evening, and we did not get very much water in the basement.  Thank goodness!  I checked a little while ago, and the little bit of water that we did get is almost all gone.  The yard was full of huge puddles (sort of like little ponds) yesterday, but most of that is gone too. 

I've been watching the Weather Channel all morning.  They've been showing videos of all the accidents due to flooding and ice covered roads.  What I don't understand is why so many folks still try driving through flooded areas and on roads that are covered with ice.

If the roads are not safe to walk on or drive on, why haven't the schools been closed for the day?  This alone probably would have kept a lot of vehicles off the roads this morning.  I don't know.  The older I get, the less I understand the hows and whys of peoples' thinking. 

According to the weather forecast, we have more rain, and probably snow too, headed our way for later today and maybe a bit tomorrow.  Actually, I just looked outside, and it is already raining again.  As long as I can get out to the Post Office by Friday, I'll be happy.  There is a huge stack of boxes piled on top of my washing machine just waiting to be mailed out.

Yesterday, I did not get to finish decorating our Christmas tree, so that will be my project for this morning.  I was so busy worrying about how much water might be getting into the basement that I didn't do much of anything else. 

Last evening, I got an email from my Secret Santa recipient, and I fell asleep with a huge smile on my face.  This morning, I opened the big box that came in the mail yesterday, and oh my goodness!  It was filled with lots of presents that will be placed under and around our tree.  Pogo sniffed each and every gift, and now he seems quite happy.  We are so very blessed.

I have started working on a poncho from one of the old crochet books from 1970.   I'm making it very light weight and a bit shorter.  My idea is that it will be very comfy to wear indoors while sitting, watching TV and crocheting.  It will keep the shoulders and back warm.  Well, it's an idea.  When it is finished, I'll see how it works out.

This morning I have the last few of the photos from "The Morning After The Big Party" series.  I think the dog's face expresses his feelings best.

Rhoda, thank you so much for forwarding this delightful series of pictures.  I really enjoyed them. Now I think it's time for me to get dressed and see what mischief I can get into today.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


LV said...

Trust things get much better for you soon. Seems people go through so much bad things around holidays. Wish we had some of your rain. It is terribly dry in Texas. Update on Suzanne. They are trying to get things back in the house, her father-in-law passed away this week and one of her favorite, pet chickens got killed. There seems to be no end.

Debby said...

I would rather have the snow than rain. I guess that kinda depends. You don't want tons of snow on your roof. But, I am glad that your basement is staying dry. I saw on the news that both the east and the west coasts are getting hammered. Stay warm and safe.
So sweet that you got a nice package. You are so kind to so many, I am not surprised. Hugs
Thanks to Pogo and you for the card.

smiekeltje said...

Glad your basement didn;t catch too much rain!
One concern less, and hopefully it will still dry all winter and longer.
The animal pictures are priceless!!
hard to pick some favourites.
Have to rush a bit now to my blog, am already a day late in posting.
Then really hope to start decorating today.
So you only have a short "comment"from me today LOL!
Have a wonderful day.

The Queen Jester said...

I love the lynx the best - his expression is priceless.