Thursday, January 8, 2009

More Washington Winter Weather!

Goodness, does it ever end??????  We finally thawed out, now heavy rains on top of the snow melt have created a mess!  AuntyC has been staying with us for over a week due to inclement weather and was just packing up to leave when she got the word that the road was flooded - no getting out!  Then we got a call saying that Grandma (living on her own, soon to turn 99 years old!) had received an evacuation order!  AuntyC and I packed the truck with rubber boots, parkas and flashlights and forded the water over our roads to get Grandma out.

Here is what the street on the way to Grandma's looked like this morning.

Grandma's house doesn't have water at it, but the report is that there is a 50/50 chance that the dike next to her house will spill over the top sometime today!

So, Grandma will be staying with us for awhile.  Her main source of entertainment is drinking tea and watching TV.  As many of you know, we haven't had TV reception for going on 15 years.  What to do??????  Well, there is always Guitar Hero!  Yes, she is actually playing the drums!  Right now we have an Audrey Hepburn movie on for her and I really think that she is enjoying that a little more than playing the wii!

This is from a road leading to our house last night - you can't see it here, but there was about 2 feet of standing water on the road.


Leingang Family said...

Wow! Your grandma ROCKS!

I am glad you were able to get to Kelso safely and get her out.

Hope your roads are better soon! We are still hoping to get together with you guys soon!

What kind of winter is this going to be? We just got started!

Leingang Family said...

Hey, I just checked out that Jane blog you have here on your blog. I am so excited to make yogurt in my crock-pot! What a cool blog. Thanks for sharing it!

Megan said...

Glad to hear that you got your grandma out and all is well. She sure looks good, it has been more than a year since I have seen her during skating.