Saturday, June 30, 2007

Same Song, Different Verse

There hasn't been a whole lot of crochet going on around here. I've finished some dishcloths for Christmas, and I've started on some magic square potholders to go with them. My mind just hasn't been on crochet because of other things that have been going on.

This was the view yesterday morning when I got up.

It was much higher this time, and people to the southwest of me had to be evacuated from their homes because of the high water. There was suppose to be an Old Settlers Day Reunion in the park across the street, but the rising waters flooded them out. They had difficulty getting some of the vendors out of the park, and some of the trucks and travel trailers had to be abandoned until the waters went down.

I moved my pickup to the street on the west side just in case the water got up to the house. Luckily, it never got closer than the driveway.

The electricity was off for seven hours which made waiting very difficult. We Oklahomans like to check our weather quite frequently, and not having TV made that impossible. (I've put a weather radio on my shopping list.)

We had a break overnight, but it suppose to rain again this afternoon and tomorrow.

The fences on the farm are gone again and will have to be repaired as soon as the water goes down.

The good news is that we thought we had lost a baby calf that was born during the flood, but Mama and baby showed up yesterday.


Pink said...

Now that's a lot of water...I'm glad the momma and calf came home safely.

Take care.

Deneen said...

Your weather has been horrible and I've been thinking of you.

I hope it stops raining soon and the water recedes quickly. I'm glad you didn't sustain any damage and the calf and momma are safe.

Bron said...

I can't believe the amount of flooding, from Texas up through Kansas. Unbelievable.

I'm hoping you continue to stay safe & out of danger. The baby calf surviving is a bit of good news in the midst of all that!

Theresa said...

Hope all is well with you! That flooding is amazing!