Sunday, May 2, 2010

Rains are over...for now

We are quite isolated here, given the gorge dividing my road now. To the south the creek opens up wide and deepens a great deal, aside from being flooded up and still flowing at a good clip.

To the north it's all thick under-brush and very weedy. So we are basically isolated and cut-off. Of course, nothing is ever totally impassable if given proper motivation, but for the common folk, we are isolated good and proper for a while.

I've called the road supervisor and left messages at his home. I called 911 so they could get 'whoever' out here to block the road so no one ran off. And when no one showed up, I called the county sheriff and told them.

Dewey will either have to get a car and hotel for his doctor visit or cancel altogether. There's just no way I'll be picking him up, or going to town for that matter. We are home-bound. Not that that's a bad thing, but still...

I will be a thorn -- a very large one -- in the sides of the road supervisor crew starting at 6 am tomorrow morning. I fully expect to be given a reasonable time frame for the repair and re-opening of my road. I'm alone with 8 children up here...of course things aren't all that dire, but I'll use what I need to to get things moving if it helps expedite matters any. Given it took all day and then some refining work the next several days to repair a cave-in big enough to shove a 55 gallon drum through, I'm anxious to see what collected monkey workings it takes to replace a culvert and repair a fully missing road.

I imagine we're cut-off for the bulk of the week, easy. Thank The Lord we didn't try church this morning. We could have caved in/washed out with it, or at the very least been trapped on the other side without a home to get to.


Mrs. M said...

This is incredible!! I do hope they can repair it properly and in a timely manner.

~Mrs. M

Mrs. Dewey Smith said...

It could be worse. We are still with power and water. LOL...seems rather strange given the past several days to be saying the rain is thankful-worthy at this particular point in time.
But the power, I can truly express thanks for that. I'm literally soaking with the heat and humidity! Fans feel absolutely wonderful.


Beth West said...

Now that's a dramatic sight! I surely hope that they repair your road quickly. Blessings to you.

Beautifully Veiled said...

Looks like the Lord knew you'd need that stock of food you bought not too long ago!!! Will be praying for you guys!


Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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