This is where I was supposed to be all weekend. It was a foot underwater.
My dear friends, Henry and Jane, were supposed to be out of town for the weekend and I had big plans of a weekend retreat at their house out on the ranch. I was armed with several books (just in case) and wine in the fridge.
Then the river decided to run wild all over the ranch and ruin my weekend!
I was able to take care of a few things at the house, get the dogs to safety and head to my house, not knowing how much damage was soon to follow. An hour after I felt, the water crested and it was all over from there.
Sadly, the whole county was affected this weekend by the flood waters.
To the west of me
To the east of me
The waters have subsided, and now the clean up has begun. So many people have been affected by this flood from almost one side of the state to the other.
Henry and Jane did make it "home" but aren't in their home yet. It takes them over an hour to get from where they are staying (maybe half a mile as the crow flies over the river) to their home. The clean up has begun, but it isn't going to be a quick process.
ALSO! My kitty Atticus made it! I heard that he and his brothers, sisters and cousins all were holed up in a tree waiting to be rescued. It didn't sound like they were very happy, but they are alive! You can see a picture of Atticus at the end of this post.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected and that are picking themselves up by their bootstraps and going forward.
P.S. None of these pictures are mine. I got them from email and then off of Facebook. Not sure who posted them, so can't give them anymore credit than this.