Monday, April 14, 2008

Three Weeks Later

I'm a little late.

The lake crested Saturday. I know it is Monday, but now is the first chance I've had to post.

Don't hate me.

To refresh...the dam on:

The dam on Saturday, April 5, 2008:

In order to save a large city on Tablerock, peoples homes on Taneycomo will be destroyed. Boon's husband works for the co-op and prayed for peace on Sunday over the decision he helped make to open the flood gates to dump one lake into another. It was indeed a 'no-brainer' decision. But such a decision still causes a true and decent man much anguish to make.

Our spot in the world on:

Our spot in the world April 5, 2008:

And here:

It's hard to fathom.

We sit here in the summer. The radio playing low. Country of course.

Why is it country and/or southern rock at the lake when the rest of the year it is indy folk and rock?

The mosquitoes are buzzing, gnats are swarming, it's still way too humid, but has cooled to a 'comfortable' 90. The cicadas have started to screech and supper is cooking on the pit.

...but not today.

I know the water will recede, but our 'summer home' looks dismal.

Over fifty families have been forced to evacuate. When they do come home, if they can come home, weeks and months of clean up and rebuilding will take place.

I am blessed, people.

...don't think I don't know it.


Anonymous said...

... my goodness... where's Noah when you need him, eh?...


Sugar Britches said...

He's already in his boat, Man! He only had to do the two by two thing once. This time he got outta Dodge!