Friday, June 13, 2008

Here we go again...






Who opened the flood gates??? As another weather system approaches, I ready my little bag of supplies for the trip to the basement...Scratchy in tow...so far so good, no tornado sirens yet, but with the sky so ominous, you have to be prepared. My heart goes out to the people of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, as their historic communities are being ravaged by the rising Cedar and Iowa rivers. My Grandson lives in Cedar Rapids and his job closed the doors yesterday because of the flooding.

The waters rise again in our little town, flooding the riverfront parking...AGAIN. But such is life on the river banks, a choice you have to live with every year. Thank God for the levies, if ours should break, the little pink chateau, may be beach front property. I live close to the bluff, but that is no guarantee that the rivers historic path will not reach my doorstep.

As the interstates close for flood waters and people are forced to shelters, we thank God to be alive as our hearts go out to the families of the boy scouts killed in the tornado tragedy.

To my friend Cconz...I hope you are doing well in Lone Tree and your jobs are secure at the University of Iowa Hospital, as with you too, Barb, at Sister's garden, as highway after highway to your shop are being closed...I sure hope I can get there to deliver next week...doesn't look too promising though.

But the beautiful sunrise still gives a glimmer of hope.
PEACE

7 comments:

vikki said...

thoughts and prayers to the families here in our heart*land state! 5 inches of rain in our gauge here in blue grass, and that was after it was dumped once. our son could not even git home to his son and wife with all the roads and bridges closed. we are blessed, tho, that we have each other, and homes. take care, keep dry m'friend. vikki

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

All the tragedy mother nature has dumped on your poor state & fine people makes one wonder...why? We need the rain in Georgia so badly. You need a huge break. Hoping for miracles and praying for Iowans hurting and worried.
ox lulu

Shab-n-Chic said...

I've been thinking of you Sharon. Glad to hear you are safe and hope
things don't take a turn for the worse. I have a blog friend who has no internet or mail for 7-10 more days. Give Scratchy a belly scratch for me and be safe.

ThePeachTree said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly they more through. Happy to hear all is well :)

cconz said...

hi sharon, good grief, i can't believe this crap.i sure hope you can stay dry at your place. i have friday off but, have to work this weekend. but, it's suppose to be worse tomorrow. i might not make it. it took bill 4 hours to get to work today. the hospital doesn't close. take care sweets. you sure don't need any more bad gweee gweee coming your way.cathie

High Desert Diva said...

Awww Sharon. Hope it doesn't get worse.

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

Heres hoping all is well in the lost continent. Git in the truck and head to Georgia where you'll be wet with sweat instead of rain. Send some this way. I'll be thinking about cha.....Lauri