Sunday, April 9, 2017

2017-04-09

We had a nightmare of a storm through Thursday night. We woke up Friday more to 8+ inches of heavy wet snow. The trees were laying on the ground. Those that couldn't bend, broke. The power went off at 12:30 PM and didn't come back on until 4:30 Saturday.  Thankfully it has gotten very warm again and everything is melting like mad.
The car got fixed yesterday, for which I'm extremely grateful. It needed ball joints, control arm, bearings, a big nasty job. It didn't help that the only power in the garage was from a smelly, loud generator that made the atmosphere horribly nasty. But, it got done and we took it for a test drive. We went up over the hill on the highway for a look at the river. It has jumped it's banks and is flooding over the road that parallels mine about a kilometer up the highway. It is entirely possible it will be OVER the highway by tomorrow, closing the road. We have to work tomorrow. Driving a big truck and trailer through there.... IF the highway is closed we will have about a 40 km detour.
On a lighter note, the birds are a joy! The phoebe woke me up this morning chattering away in the spruce tree outside my bedroom window. At lunchtime I spied a raven picking through the bird seed mess off the side of the back porch. Those things have HUGE heads when you see them so close! I also saw a pinkish bird that I haven't identified yet. Perhaps a purple finch??
One of the squirrels was entertaining us with a pole dance. It was rolling around on the top rail then slithering down a vertical rail. It rolled around on the floor doing it's crazy contortions. Not sure what that was all about.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Karen. We got snow but it melted before it hit the ground.
    Today is lovely. I am enjoying sitting out in the closed in porch. Hope you can do the same.

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  2. We got some of that snow, but more of it as rain.

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  3. Same snow here, and now the same fast melt!

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  4. Gosh. We had rain, which resulted in flooding. It's been a spring!

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