"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Friday, January 9, 2009


the rain has stopped for the moment,
the clouds have parted and behind them I see...
I see more clouds. crap.

It is not raining as hard as yesterday and that has given the local rivers a chance to recede ever so slightly. We have been very fortunate here as there were evacuations to the north and south of us. The road behind our house being the main arterial in and out of several smaller towns. There is some flooding across that road and it reaches our back yard but so far has stopped there. In the front of us, about 1/2 mile away is the Puyallup river and it is behaving only because the Army Corp of Engineers has closed a dam upriver. This is a temporary solution and soon they will have to release some of that water. Doing it in increments will hopefully keep any flooding to a minimum.

My skylights have also stopped leaking for the most part. I feel somewhat silly getting upset about it when there is so much water everywhere else but that's just how it works. It's a distraction from the bigger mess outside. We've got it covered up on the roof and the kitchen is dry again...we'll deal with the repair later.

Thank you all so much for the concern, good thoughts and prayers, and the offers of help. I appreciate every single one of you ;) Take care and be safe---I know there are winter woes all over.


  1. The positive vibes and prayers must be working!

  2. I hope the water stays away from you door. While watching the news last night I was wondering about where you were in relationship to the flood waters.

    Prayers winging your way for protection from the storms.


  3. I've been keeping you in my prayers and watching the news to see how things were. Take care and keep on keepin' on.

  4. The floods everywhere have been insane this year. I hope you stay dry (aside from your sky lights.)

  5. Praying Jojo, praying!! Rain Rain, go away, Jojo wants to come out and play!!!

    God Bless~

  6. A leaking skylight sounds very scary! Hope you guys stay dry.


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