Monday, May 2, 2011

And Still it Rains

Back yard looking across creek into pasture
Here is the situation at Silverwalk.  Water keeps rising outside.  The basement now has at least two feet of seep water; I have most likely lost my furnace, washer and dryer.   My furnace guy, when I talked to him Saturday morning, thought I would be OK till today.  He was wrong.

Here is the other side of the coin: currently, I still have power (pun not intended); I have some lawn on which the dogs can do their business; we all, like everyone else in this area and beyond, have cabin fever.  We have a roof, we have food.  We are alive.  We will be broke due to needed repairs after all goes down but this is a situation where one says, indeed, it is only money: the furnace can wait till fall to be replaced while I save up; I truly don't mind laundromats - I have Zen time while I wait. 
Note how walkway has lifted up gate

Front across "road"  now marina
 I did freak out See Sally yesterday.  I was listening to "A Prairie Home Companion" on KRCU when they played a Chuck Berry tune.  I couldn't stay still, I had to dance.  Poor Sally thought I had lost my rocker!  HA.

If anyone is able, the Humane Society of Southeast MO has an emergency animal shelter set up at the 4H building in Arena Park.  They really need volunteers as this rain keeps coming and both people and pets lose their homes - hopefully, temporarily.   I am sorry - I cannot bring in anyone else at this time due to the situation as you see here at Silverwalk.  Please remember us in your prayers.  Donations can be made to Silverwalk Hounds at our website.  They will strictly be used to ensure good dog care, though at this time, some of that assurance will be repairing and replacing appliances and fencing. 
Hoss's Field Lake - way too deep now

Yard swing.Water south is about to top of fence

Back yard to field.


Woof Connections said...

Wishing you days filled with sunshine. Things WILL get better- sorry for all you are going through :( Love you!

Angus said...

We're thinking of you and willing the rain to stop.

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

And today we have real sunshine with e lot of water decreased so I was able to watch dogs play out front. will bring the Coonies home on Saturday and then, three SW dogs go "to prison" in a puppies on parole training program next week :). thank you all so much.