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  • annerunningragged

AND THEN THE RAINS CAME......



We all know that rain and Oregon go hand-in-hand. You know, like peanut butter and jelly or running tights and comfort (trust me on this). But flooding rains never applied to me. I don't live on the beach or lakeside or even on a river. What I do have is a little creek that is on the back end of my property. When I moved in, I put up a fence around the yard to have a place where my dogs to run around. I also didn't want them to have access to the creek so there wouldn't be a daily need to wash the dogs.


Last Thursday, my area got a flood warning. This meant to me, LOTS of rain. No beach hikes, no runs, no dog walks, etc. Also, usually lots of rain means the potential of losing power. And then the rains came. Hard Rains, rains in sheets, sideways rain, thick rain, rain gumbo (just kidding about that one). Friday morning when we got up, the back yard was under water.


The 'creek' was now a raging river and my new backyard lake was rising rapidly. This is another view of my back yard, but take notice behind my fence at the creek.



We got everything we could up off the floor.

And soon this water was in my downstairs



This is not the feeling you want when your feet sink into your carpet.

With the aid of 2 sump pumps, a wet vac, and 3 fans, my downstairs is now dry. Words that I no longer want to hear: rising water, damp, dampness, soggy, moist, moisture, moistness, wet, wetness, and 'no flood coverage'........


OK its time for some cuteness.



A morning with Madeline gave me some adorable pictures.




Getting her hair fixed just right.



I think I see the big dipper.



I can't find the right color.




Baby taking care of her baby, and big brother has his favorite transformer.



I purchased a monocular a few weeks ago. I can attach my iphone to it and get a great zoom shot. It can be a bit awkward getting it attached just right, but I still love the results. So just when you were thinking you've had enough of all my ocean/beach pictures, hang on because I have so many to share!








Balancing on the rocks:


And REALLY balancing on the rocks.


Today was grooming day for Jake. I am definitely getting better at this and he is glad for that. Why isn't he bald?


If this was a hair transplant procedure, my legs are not where it should go.




And finally:

Sunday morning snuggles.


Have a great week everyone.


One step at a time (even if it's soggy),



Anne

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