I took a little break today and went to see a movie. I had read the book a couple years ago and loved it....so off I went at noon to see "The Secret Life of Bees." It stars Queen Latifa, Alicia Keyes, Jennifer Hudson and little Dakota Fanning. It was wonderful......just as good as the book. I recommend that you see it if you can.
There seems to be a break in our rainfall. There's been so much damage done already. Busy city streets have become lakes, rivers are overflowing their banks (fish are actually swimming across flooded roads), there's mud slides, accidents on the freeway because of poor visibility during the heaviest downpours and loss of life. This morning, a 16 year old lost control of her car in a deluge and went off the road into the Green River, in Auburn, Washington. There was a 14 yr old and a 2 yr old in the car with her and when I left for the movie rescue crews were frantically searing for these two dear ones. The news people were saying the 16 year old, who managed to escape the car & swim to shore was inconsolable.
My poor neighbor was on his roof at 2am this morning spreading a blue tarp, trying to stop the water pouring into his house. This poor guy bought that mobile home from the park several years ago. A mobile home that was not put together correctly when it was moved in here. He's had nothing but trouble with it from day one. And of course he can't even sell it until everything is A-Ok. Have you ever seen the movie "The Money Pit?" Well, that's what he's got there. I did tell him next time he does something like that, he should at least call me & let me know...so that if he falls I can call 911 and get him so help.
The only redeeming thing about all this rain is that it's not cold. It was about 64* earlier. So I'm thankful it's rain and not snow. They say it's going to continue for another 4 or 5 days~I hope there are no more tragedies because of it.
The neighbor on the other side of me has a huge amount of apples falling on the ground and they are doing nothing with them. I'm going over and see if I can take some of them off their hands. Remember the recipe I posted for Crock Pot Apple Butter ? I think there's some coming in the next couple days.
Until next time, Linda