And that has made all the difference.
The wash-out is located a mile from our house, on the road that leads to ours. Quite something, huh?
As for us--we awoke to lake front property, complete with a pair of mallards. Very nice. Made for good, but simple, kayaking and canoeing.
My basement office: dry. Just as I like my work space and martinis.
The kiddos are back in school after enjoying a Monday "flood day." And Jan is back to work as of Noon Wednesday, when they finally permitted the anxious business tenants back into the old mill building that seemingly straddles the mighty Merrimack River in Manchester.
Crazy times, these are. Hmm, makes me want to thank some folks, now that I think of it.
[Clears her throat] I'd like to thank the oil companies, the politicians who have eschewed the numerous studies, including many thousands of years of evidence retrieved from the Vostok ice cores. I'd also like to thank the current administration for forging ahead as if their kids and grandkids are of no importance. And I'd like to personally thank our president for banishing the phrase "global warming" from EPA reports (or is that one just an ugly, nasty rumor?) and for gathering up and destroying as many (but not all, you dictator!) of the North American environmental reports that President Clinton supported. A modern day book burning of sorts. There's no place like Kyoto, there's no place like Kyoto, there's no place like....
But I digress. This was to be a happy blog. Sorry.
(For more information on what we CAN do to help correct the current shift in the global climate, take the kiddos to the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord, New Hampshire to see BREATHING SPACE.)
Think sunny and dry thoughts!
(Above photo from Henniker's town website; surf on over to view more flood water damage: www.henniker.org)