2017's Word of the Year

2017 word of the year- Enjoy- I will strive to relax and enjoy life more in 2017. My goal is not to get stressed about little details but to enjoy the things that God has given me, big and small.

Monday, September 23

We dodged a bullet, or should that be a flood.



Although the flood waters were pretty high, they didn't flood the town. In fact in our town I think it pretty much stayed in the banks of the river. The towns downstream were not as fortunate. And the river is still flooding as it makes it way downstream.

So I breathe a sigh of relief and thank God that we didn't have flooding but continue to pray for the people downstream and the people in Colorado who are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and find some normality.

Wednesday, September 18

Expecting a Flood

Due to the heavy rains and flooding in Colorado last week we are expecting the river to flood here. They are predicting record levels of flooding here in town, and yet it isn't expected to be too bad compared to what we've seen on the news from Colorado. A friend posted this picture on Facebook.

As you can see the river is very overgrown right now and nothing but a trickle of water coming downstream. This should change this afternoon or evening. As water and debris wash down the South Platte river I can see where it will either dislodge all this growth and take it with or the debris will get stuck here and cause a dam to form. Either way it's going to be messy downstream.

We live about 6 blocks north and a bit higher from the expected flooding area. Unless something unexpected happens we should be okay. The only real concern I have is what do we do if the sewer backs up and comes into the basement. But compared to people upstream who have losts lives and homes I guess my concerns are pretty minor.

Here's to praying that the experts know what they are talking about and I don't have to bug out.

Monday, September 16

An anniversary gift

My daughter and her husband are getting ready to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary. I was playing with Scrabble tiles one day and thought this would be a fun gift. I made sure to leave plenty of room for future names. ;)
I did just take a quick snapshot so it's not the best, but you get the idea.