I was awakened at 7:30 this morning to my neighbor informing me that I'd better get up and get my truck out of here. I looked out the window and saw that the river is flooding again, and my driveway and planters were already completely underwater. Dammit janet, when is this gonna end? I thought I had already declared my hurricane season to be over? I put my boots on and drove up to high ground and waded back here to the houseboat wondering if I should have put the birds in the truck and just gone to the house. Now it's too late, unless I slog through water up past my knees carrying bird cages and my computer. To add to my dilemma, I went outside a few minutes ago and noticed that my southernmost stanchion looks like it is collapsing toward the bank. My neighbor is trying to brace it up, and I am tied off to seven or eight trees/other stanchions, so I'm not too worried about it, but I made the mistake of emailing Johnny about it, so now he is going to worry about it until he gets home. Sneaky passive aggressive move, if I'm being honest. Share the suffering. *snort*
Anyone know a good bird sitter? I need someone willing to come stay at the houseboat so I can go see Ronny and Jamie in Dover next week. The birds require about an hour of actual care a day, and provide hours of entertainment, what with talking about boogers and such. Perfect setting for artistic types-I wish I could paint, because it truly is beautiful out here. And having the Shingle Mill 400 feet from the front door doesn't hurt either. Beer, birds, boating...any takers?
Uckfay emay. I heard a motor so I went outside to see what it was and it was a tractor pulling cars and trucks out of the other end of the parking lot. I decided maybe I ought to go move the truck out of the parking lot and up the road a bit, but before I could get my boots on, a feederband started letting loose on us and drove me back inside. Now the wind is blowing like a son of a bitch and the boat is pitching around and I'm beginning to feel rather Dorothy-ish. This bites, and we are only under a tropical storm warning (which I was not aware of when I went to bed last night-as I said, I had already declared my hurricane season over so I was not watching the farging weather channel 24/7 anymore). Now the power is flickering, so I am going to post this before it goes out completely and I'm without internet. Thank God for my Iphone. At least I hope it will work. Of course I'm new at this, so I don't know how to update from my phone, but at least I should be able to look at weather reports, etc. Again, I hope!