We had a little rain here this weekend.
Let the record show that Backroads was safer today than any other day of 2015. On our errand-running trip this afternoon, The Pony and I observed widespread flooding.
The prisoners weren't about to tunnel out and pop their heads up like John Goodman in Raising Arizona.
The water had bubbled up through the little sinkhole out front, inundated the grounds to the parking lot, and even come over one lane of the road.
Nobody would be dropped by an errant shot at the gun club, because the river was out of its banks.
Yeah. That's not the river. The river is on the other side of those trees to the left. The gun club shooting grounds (All welcome every Sunday!) is the grassy area on the right. What's left of it.
THIS is the river:
The mailbox thieves were not going to make a quick getaway today. Our creek was treacherous as well. Not the one I warned Genius about. That goes without saying. This is our bridge down by EmBee. Thank goodness the county road department replaced the old concrete slab low water bridge about eight years ago. Now we have a roundabout way of getting to town. But at least it's our second route, and not the third or fourth resort we had to use before, the last being driving twenty miles out of our way to hit the main highway. Which is not really feasible unless you're a teacher, and HAVE to get to work come not-heaven or high water.
Here is a view of our new whitewater rafting run, which you can ride for an extra fee when you take the deluxe tour of the proposed handbasket factory and Hick's Folly village. Oh. And a raft is extra.
I admit that The Pony and I were stymied by water over a culvert in town, and that we drove through it. But not until we saw an oncoming truck make it across with fairly calm water to the top of its tires, and only because we were on a blind curve hill and could not back up without risking an accident. Plus we were in our trusty 4WD workhorse, T-Hoe, and not in my new, untried, AWD Acadia. We also had to drive through a mini low water bridge to get farther than 1/2 mile from home. Hick had brought T-Hoe through it Saturday, so we knew it was safe. Enough.
This weather is for the birds. And for sturdy 4WD gas hogs.
I took the high and dry route again today. Just in case.Delete
Does T-Hoe have an outboard motor?ReplyDelete
Heh, heh. I tout the benefits of T-Hoe regularly, but he is NOT the automobile equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife! No outboard motor. But I DID have The Pony as a back-seat passenger, and two umbrellas to use as oars...Delete
Saw all that downpour headed your way on the news and wondered if you'd and yours were keeping your head above water. Glad your still high in the elevation department. Up to you on how you get high any other way. Stay dry if you can.ReplyDelete
Lucky for us during the wet season, the homestead is at a high elevation. Not so lucky during tornado season.Delete
I confess that I have not been out since I came home from the hospital, but I do watch the news. I-70 was closed down in St. Charles county. I got one RV from a park there. They usually store there, but will be staying here for the remainder of the winter. I am on a bit of a rise here and we remain pretty dry through most of the park. Our pond has been known to overflow and the pool is full again. I will venture out tomorrow to the clinic. I am determined to get all I can before the year end deductible closes!!ReplyDelete
Good luck with reaping the benefits of your insurance before the year resets!Delete
I'm sure would-be swimmers will be knocking on your door any day now, asking if the pool is open!
White water rafting? I demand a refund! I didn't get no chance to go on no stinkin' raft trip when I paid that $75 for what was called the dee-luxe tour.ReplyDelete
Well, you have to put down your deposit on the raft before we raise the creek! Consider yourself lucky that we kept you out of jail for your shenanigans in the gas station chicken store.Delete
I, too, was thinking about you today as the rains descended on Misery, er, Missouri. Glad you're on high ground and that you have a basement for when the tornadoes come through.ReplyDelete
But I am sadly lacking a pair of reindeer pants, and the occasional overnight snow. I guess Missouri is not the paradise I thought it was...Delete