Thursday, January 8, 2009

On Dry Land

Just a quick post to let everyone know - We 'Made it Through the Rain'.....(I have Barry Manilow singing that silly song stuck in my head).

We are safe and thankfully...dry. The dogs were a bit freaked out all night but we are safe and didn't need to use our boat *whew*. It was a very quiet night with everyone in our neighborhood evacuated. We stayed put - and don't regret it.

The worst of the flooding is over for our little town. But up north was hit particularly bad. Diane at DeltaBluez Stockdogs is really taking a heavy slam in this flooding. She has some videos of the devastation on her farm & an amazing story of how her dog Tess saved sheep & chickens.

Please keep Diane & family as well as everyone else who lost their homes, livestock and property in your prayers.

6 comments:

Darci said...

Glad to hear you all "weathered" the stormz, and that you are high and dry. I dont know if I would have evacuated either, probably not. I envision myself standing in the storm and shaking my fist at the sky attempting to say some unforgettable old movie line, and ending with now take that mother nature! Oh wait, I know why that sounds so familiar,I think I did do that! LOL. Our rain was nothing in comparison to what you guys got, but its been no fun here either. I say its time for a sunny vacation to some place warm and dry.

sheepkelpie said...

Good to hear that you are all okay. Sounds very volatile there. I hope the rest of the winter just chills out!

Laura said...

Glad to hear you made it through the rain (oh no! I'll have this song running through my head for the next week now!). I used to live in the PNW and remember the catastrophic damage floods sometimes left...I truly am glad you're all okay. Between the fire, her heart problems, and now this flood, poor Diane seems to really have had her share of hard luck lately :(

Discover with Dagwood said...

Dagwood is happy you are all a.o.k My worst fears lie along the lines of flooding. It is such an invasive weather issue. The closest we've come to flooding was from Hurricane Ike where our house is up 16 ft on stilts and the water came less than a foot from coming in. Stay dry and take care!

BCxFour said...

Thank you all for your well wishes & thoughts! It means so much!

Darci - I can just see you doing that! One reason why I am glad I dont live in NC anymore (the only reason actually) is the storms. We went through one hurricane and a lovely tornado - I prefer the floods and threat of volcanic eruption to another tornado. *shudder*

Sheepkelpie- I am with you..I hope winter just chills out. I much prefer chilly cold, snow and etc....than endless rain. Egads..why do I live in the PNW?

Laura - Yes, Diane has had her share of bad luck. Sorry about the song being stuck in your head. Barry Manilow does that to a person eh?

Dagwood - wow, 16 foot stilts??? that would scare me...I would fall off. I cannot imagine a storm surge like that...amazing! Scary...

Raising Addie said...

We sooo glad that you are ok!

You guys have been on our minds ever since your post!

Kisses
Addie