Thursday, February 06, 2020

Marked Safe

The storms came in shifts last night. It was nasty before we went to bed, but sometime just after midnight, I heard thunder in the distance. Soon, it was stomping all around us and lightning was like a strobe light at an 80s disco. The rain droned so hard on the roof that it sounded like applause in an amphitheater.

We expected our weather alert to scream at any time for us to head to our safe place but it never did. We dodged a bullet.

This morning when I looked out the back door I saw there was a pond in the field behind the house. I feared the chickens would need a life raft.

Today, I had an appointment to interview an older gentleman that restores Farmall tractors. I spent a delightful hour talking about his passion for antique tractors.

On the way home, I drove by the Forks to see how high the river had risen. It was up.  This historic marker is at the edge of the parking lot. The water won't crest until this weekend.

But for now, I'm marking us safe from the storm.


  1. Glad you are safe. And jealous of anyone who is getting rain.

  2. Thanks for letting us know you are safe.

  3. Glad you are safe, Rick. We are on the coast (East) of FL and the storms went north of us. Have a great weekend with Jilda. Hugs- Diana

  4. Thankful tp see you are safe and dodged the bullet. It's always good news to hear those we care about it are safe from the storms.That river is definitely up way beyond the usually boundaries. Take care and keep safe.

  5. Might want to move those chairs back a few feet.

  6. I was thinking about you and Jilda because I heard about the storms hitting the Southeast. I am glad you are all safe. That watermark just show how much you received

  7. I'm sorry for the wet you are experiencing. We here in Iowa sympathize.


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