Water, water everywhere

So, first we had snow over the weekend.

Then we had torrential rain.

Then we made national news with the flooding around here. Right now, the big story is the flooding that has shut down I-5 not too far off from the Webmaster’s parents.

We are okay, but driving around here has been especially nervewracking over the last two days. It took me a full hour and a half to get home yesterday from Woodinville to Bothell (a drive that normally takes 10-15 minutes), and I had to drive through a full foot of water at Thrasher’s Corner to do it. So many other roads had been blocked off that I was lucky to be able to get through there.

Fortunately, the waters have receded and almost all the local arterials that had been closed due to floods and mud are almost all open.

We stayed home last night after fighting the weather all day – we had planned on getting together with Friend and Doc and the boys. There were probably clear roads all the way to their house, but I was just too bleeding tired to get in the car again. They understood.

However, I did manage to get the lights on the Christmas tree. The Webmaster and I decorated the tree, with some “help” from Ane (who kept hanging all the ornaments she was given in the same spot – we had to discreetly move them around) and some “unhelp” from Tad (who is in love with a little plastic ornament of Snoopy and Woodstock in a car – he keeps taking it off the tree to play with, which is okay with me – the ornament came off a box of chocolates a couple of years ago and I have no sentiment attached to it). I have come to two conclusions about tree decorating:

1) We need a bigger tree for all the ornaments, or we need a separate tree for just our Peanuts-themed ornaments, and
2) Too many of our ornaments are breakable.

I’ll post a picture of the tree later, I promise. In the meantime, I’m just glad we live on higher ground and our half-finished roof is still holding.

One Response to “Water, water everywhere”

  1. Cousins' Mommy
    December 4th, 2007 16:39

    You’re way ahead of me, still no tree or decorations up at my house.