Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hang on folks..........This is going to be a long one!

As usual i am a bad blogger. I have kept all of this months happenings too myself, and i finally have time to let them out!

My mom celebrated her 50th birthday the end of February. We had a party for her at a local restaurant, surrounded by her girlfriends and family, complete with Elvis on her cake! She reported that she thoroughly enjoyed it, and didn't mind to be half a century. I hope i have the same attitude when i reach that milestone.

The week after mom's birthday, we were hit with a rather hefty snow storm. School was closed for almost a week, as we received a sheet of ice before the snow fell. I missed a few days of work. (MUCH NEEDED DAYS OFF I ASSURE YOU!) Russ and Dalton spent the early part of one day perfecting thier snowballs to errect a Wide Eyed, Big Mouthed Snowman. Our dog Jerry even offered to decorate the bottom with some coloring, but was quickly diverted!

The next week we got another round of snow and it seemed we would be permanently stuck in the winter cycle all year. The weather men assured us that spring would indeed come, we just needed to be patient. Boy did it arrive with a BANG!!! 13 count 'em 13 INCHES OF RAIN IN 2 DAYS!! This of course created severe flooding. The local rivers crested at 17ft above flood stage, several highways were closed, the campgrounds/parks were inaccesible, and one of the highways i drive on a weekly basis split down the middle. The Highway Department expects it to be closed all summer due to that side of the mountain being unstable. They aren't sure yet what the plan is going to be to remedy the situation. The waters have now receded nearly to normal, but the rain started again today. So we are waiting to see how much the already saturated ground can take. Below are some pictures we took before the roads became completely impassible. The picture of the highway splitting was taken before it completely split and slid off the side of the hill.

Anyone who would like to have some rain, please e-mail me and i'll put in a good word for you with the weathermen! I wouldn't want to be a glutton and keep it all for myself! *wink*

I know i was long winded today.........thanks for hanging in there with me, and maybe next week i will get around to uploading some picks of Easter! LOL


Janice said...

Holy Cow Girly!! When it rains.. it pours!! I can't believe your Mom is 50! I can't believe all the snow & rain and I can't believe that road!! WOW!! I am happy you FINALLY blogged again! *wink*
No rain here please! Hope you see signs of Spring soon! TFS!!!

Sandie said...

OMW that road is so scary!!!

Tracey said...

My goodness, what a month you've had! Love the snowman pics!!! That road is scary! WOW

Scrapworthy said...

Wow! pretty dramatic photos there! This winter sure has been one for the books! Better find out who's doing that rain dance, and restrain them!