The Lake House

Well, more like “the lake trailer(s).” (I just watched that movie, on DVD, a couple of days ago.) It has been raining hard all day!! ~~ Forced to stay indoors, I accomplished an enormous amount of “organization.” I sorted accumulated paperwork, and magazines, and have tamed the paper tiger.

Standing water next to planter

Flooded side yard

Flooded yard

My Carriage and flooded side yard

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Postscript, same day, eleven PM: When I started to crawl into bed, I discovered a large puddle of water on my bed!! Standing water!! Apparently, one of the two sleeping bags I’ve been using is “water-resistant” so it prevented most of the rain water from soaking the mattress. However, lots of cold damp surfaces and I’ll be spending the night in one of the huge recliner/rockers. Things are damp in the cabinets over the bed; I hope I can find a dry blanket to wrap up in (or a beach towel). Honestly, this is totally unexpected; naively, I believed the trailer was in excellent condition. ~~ Sucker punch!!

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Postscript, next day, Sunday, March 16, 2014, eight AM: Miserable night!! Why is a nap in that chair “comfortable” but all night “unbearable”?? At 3:00 AM I got a miserable cramp in my leg, threw off the blanket and stood up; checked the clock (with time and temperature) and inside temperature was 80 degrees!! The little electric heater–focused on the soaked area–had turned the trailer into an oven!! In a few days, this will be a humorous incident; this morning it’s a pain in my back (and shoulders, and neck)!!

Even as I penned those last words, looking out the trailer windows at standing water and dark gray sky, I’m counting my blessings!! My new next-door neighbor confided in me that they have multiple major situations!! Three birds singingAll around me (at CARE), people with severe health problems. ~~ In spite of rain-soaked yard, birds are singing (and I “hear” them).

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