Thursday, May 14, 2009
These smell so good; I want to tie one under my nose so I can keep smelling it all day.
It's been raining and raining. You are probably aware of this, if you live in the US. It just keeps trooping across the country. I usually love the rain, but being a homeowner brings up lots of things I didn't have to worry about before. A few years ago when we lived in an apartment by Fall Creek, the parking lot would flood several times every spring, which meant trudging through calf-high water to get to your car, and then driving through at least 12 inch deep water to make it out of the parking lot, which was pretty scary. But we lived on the top floor of the apartment, and our belongings weren't in any danger of flooding. It would have only happened with a catastrophic flood of Fall Creek, which I believe happened at some point in history, but we prayed it wouldn't while we lived there. And it didn't.
But now we have our house. Last year when Indiana flooded really bad, we also flooded really bad (because we're in Indiana). You might remember me posting about it. It seems everyone's yard is a bit higher than ours, so the water runs off and collects directly in our back yard. Also our back yard is mostly patio/basketball court, so there isn't really anywhere for the water to go. Except into our newly planted garden, and our basement. Brandon made these mound-things for the veggies to be planted in, so currently they are above water level. And right now we only have rivers running through our basement, and will hopefully avoid Lake Basement, which appeared last spring.
Last night I mostly got done with all the sketches for my next book. I'm just going back over them now to make sure I didn't forget anything, and to tighten them up. Have I mentioned my mondo-busy-ness until July? It's going to be a whirlwind until then, and I can't wait for it to be over. I enjoy working, and I don't want the work to be over forever, but I really am going to need a break. Please get here quickly!
Posted by Candice Hartsough McDonald at 7:14 AM