Dear Gentle Reader,
Sorry that I haven’t posted much in the last several days. I strained my back in my ZUMBA class. So, I have been resting, using the heating pad intermittently, and taking Tylenol. Ibuprophen would be better, but I am allergic to it now.
It has been flooding a lot in the last two weeks, due to the heavy rains we keep having. It poured last night, so much that Indian Creek, which is 1/2 block from us, flooded. A couple of miles East of us, its level increased 12-feet in 3-hours! Fortunately, it didn’t do that where we are. Several roads around town are flooded. One is even blocked by a mud slide.
We have heavy soil here. It is totally saturated. Our basement is flooding. It sounds like a river is flowing through the basement, to the sump pump. Thank the Lord above that we bought a new sump pump last week. The old one died late at night, so we had to have the plumber come in the dark and put a new sump pump in. It cost a fortune, with the emergency call and all, but I am really glad that we did it. My DH was up most of the night moving things around in our over-stuffed basement, to keep them out of the way of the streams of water as they flowed from the walls and/or windows to the sump pump. DH is getting some well-earned sleep this morning.
The back yard is a sloppy mud pit. Plus it is HOT! Feels like a sauna, it is so humid. The mosquitoes are out in force. Hope no one gets West Nile or Equine encephalitis from that. I really need to put out some Bt, but it rains almost every day. So it isn’t really worth it. I did put some Slugo down in the gardens. The slugs are everywhere, but the Slugo will hold up to the rain. But that is really all that I have been able to do lately.
I hope things dry up soon! 🙂