Monday, April 20, 2009

email to a friend

Yes, I had a great time visiting your blog, .....................Thanks!
Sorry I haven't written...
We went to the old house yeaterday....got back at 5:15....went 1/2 mile down our road...and were met by the raging colorado river...you know the one they shoot the rapids on...in those big rubber rafts,....
The water was churning brown and filled the low water crossing with curling waves and currents....argh!
A semi truck went thru from the other side...and stopped...killed their engine to push so much water....We told them we were going to wait for the stream to go down.
And we waited and wiited...and waited....the way we watch is to put a rock at the edge...and wait to see if the water no longer touches it.
After an hour the rocks were out of the water...so we moved them again....it rained and rained....we sat and sat....The second hour the rocks didn't move...waves curled around them.....the stream didn't go down.....
argh!
After three hours....the waves didn't touch the rocks....not down enough not to worry about killing the engine in the middle....or washing down stream....but It was three hours!!!!
It was dark!
If we killed in the stream and made it to the other side...it was a two mile walk to our house...in the dark....with kittys out there...and no gun.
We plowed more water over our hood than I had ever seen before...but we got across and the roads weren't washed out between us and our house. Our pyr came bounding down the road...so happy to see us...at least she is white...easy to spot.
Boy...that town house is looking better all the time.
There were no flood warnings....no rain in Arkansas....two hours away.....we only had an inch according to the rain gauge....darn low water crossing!
Peeps

5 Comments:

At 5:46 AM, Blogger Kara said...

Oh I am glad you got home okay! Yes the will be a day that the comforts of town will be appealing, sidewalks and neighbors. A house is a home because the love you put into it, I bet after all the TLC you are putting into your old house you may just decide not to flip it after all. Stay safe and take care of your self too. Best, Kara

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger Allena said...

Well, you know, LOTS of places in the country have no low water bridges or cats around lol.

I hate town though so I'm biased. It sounds good, until you get woke up at 3sm from some idiot playing their but vibrating bass at ear shattering levels. Or the neighbors get drunked up and have a row with each other. sigh.

I would rather deal with water than people. If you need a sheep sitter, I am of course available to my dear friend Peeps!

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger Angela Rountree said...

I am so glad you are safely home.

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Pat's Place said...

You can write a novel about your fascinating journeys hither and yon... You are far more daring than I, dear friend. That far into the country is just a tad TOO far for this city raised gal. I love our "little" town - aka Happy Valley. It's just the right size for what we want/need. We've put less mileage on our car in the past year than we have for many, many years. Our 1 year anniversary is coming up in a few weeks. Great year for us! And you even came to visit - a high point, for sure!

 
At 11:56 AM, Blogger Karen B. said...

Mary Ellen, do you have some new lamb pictures? Wondering what is going on down in your neck of the woods...still waiting for lambs here.

 

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