I’ve sent out a special edition of my Newsletter with this info. So you should already have received this unless you’re not signed up. If not, why not? 😊
***In the April Newsletter winners had a chance to win an e-copy or print copy of TAINTED. Drum roll, please, the winners are: Frieda Cooper and Maria Murray. Thanks to everyone who played along.
***We bought our lake house in 2015. We bought out lake house with 4 feet of beach because of a long standing drought. Bob considered buying extra sand to make it really nice for the grands. Well, he should’ve bought the sand, but saved it to make sandbags. May & June 2015 brought the end of the drought in the form of floods. A twenty-year flood we were told by those who’d lived a long time on the lake.
I’m telling you it was really scary watching the water rise and rise and rise. Watching the 4 feet of beach disappear. Watching the water lap up and over the retaining wall. Watching the water travel 3 feet into the yard.
It was scary not knowing when the rain would stop and how far the water would rise before the rain stopped.
We were fortunate the water didn’t come close to getting into our house, which is raised about 2 feet off the ground, which slopes up away from the lake. Others weren’t so lucky.
May 2021. The rains have come again. And yes, we were experiencing a drought. Not as bad as in 2015 by any means. In fact, now we’ve almost caught up on our rain fall amounts. But it’s still raining. We have water standing in our yard where we added an extra retaining wall to help keep the water out of our house. Well, the builder promised he’d put in weeping holes. He did not. At one point, we had water going over that wall, and it looked a little like an infinity pool. Enlarge the pic, and you’ll see.
Now, all this rain has kept the temperatures way lower than usual. By now we’re normally hitting mid-80s, heading to 90, and we’ve been in the low 70s. I like that. And I know come July or August when it’s hitting 100 for the six straight day, I’ll be longing for these days again.
So how’s your May weather doing? Do you watch the weather? Do you keep up with it on your phone? Friends will rightfully call me on being a bit of a fanatic about the weather. I tell them it’s my Girl Scout training. Be prepared.
Thanks to the 3 of you who’ve volunteered to be a Beta Reader for COMPROMISE. I could use one more if anyone is interested. Close to being ready to send it out. Maybe another week or two.