The snow has turned to rain~here in the lowlands and also in the mountain passes. Our temperature has risen to right around 50* and my area has had just under 3 inches of rain in the last 30 hours. Low lying communities are being evacuated, basements are flooding, at noon today all of our mountain passes were closed due to avalanche danger, and many roads around western Washington are closed due to flooding. Also yesterday afternoon and during the night the wind was really blowing. Those of us with Douglas Fir trees in our yards always worry about the winds tipping them over when the ground is as soggy as it is now.
There is a possibility that Interstate 5 south of here will be covered, if the Chehalis River floods as expected. Bob & his California daughter are planning on leaving here early Saturday morning so we're hoping this flooding doesn't occur. I just saw a lady on TV from that area, say that they've lived in their house for over 30 years and this is the first time the water has come up over the steps to their front porch. At this time there are about 20 rivers in western Washington that are flooding or very close to flooding.
Today was my monthly Reader's Group at the local Round Table Pizza. Our guest author today was Ann Roth who lives north of Seattle. She's a delightful lady and as always it was interesting to hear how she got started writing. Her latest book, "My Sisters", was released this last November. She gave one copy of that book away in a drawing but I didn't win it. So I'll look for it around town. However, I have so many unread books on hand I could open a bookstore. I need to really stop gathering books. Right now I'm reading another Jan Karon book~part of her Mitford series. This series is so delightful and I'm so thankful to my friend Trees up in Canada for the Mitford book she gave me on her visit here last summer.
I hope everyone is having a good week. Until next time.....Linda