Monday, August 20, 2007

Rain and news

The news people are very active. I love that they try to capture everyone's attention to let you know what's going on around the world.

We received lots of calls and emails from around the country asking if we are okay or underwater.

I guess b/c this part of the country normally does not get much rain, they don't know what to do with it.

We did get 5 inches on Saturday night. I had no idea we needed to watch for floods. We are in the mountains and plains.

I just wanted to show you more of the landscape. The only way I know to describe it is... flat, flat, flat, flat, MOUNTAIN... flat, flat, flat, flat, MOUNTAIN ... flat, flat, flat, flat, MOUNTAIN!

The plains are just plain and flat... then there are mountains mostly single, but sometimes a couple stuck together. They are all around in every direction you look - but with lots of flat land in between.

Hope this gives you a better idea of what it is like. Sometimes the fields have been too wet to plow, but mostly, the water just soaks right up quickly.

Thanks for caring! I don't think we worry about floods. Some people worry about tornadoes. I'm not worried about any of it. I know that God will take care of us.


The LaBouffs said...

So...are you okay? You didn't flood did you?? I've heard about all the rain you got ;)

Merrie said...

Thanks for asking! I do appreciate your concern! We almost thought that we might be getting a little, um, uh, should I say, wet???? but, we stayed completely dry!


The pictures are beautiful. What a different type of land from Georgia.

Will you get snow in the winter?

Merrie said...

I don't know about the snow. They don't know either... it "just depends". We are south of the "weather line" - like the line from Columbus, Macon, Augusta in Georgia where it doesn't usually snow south of there.
"They" say we have mild winters here and not much snow, but last year was very unusual - like this summer - and they had a good bit of snow.