Thursday, January 8, 2009

Flood Control

It goes from arctic weather to Hawaiian weather overnight. First it’s freezing temperatures and then the snow comes and keeps coming. Suddenly it turns to rain and warm temperatures and melts all the snow in a few hours. The weather station is now the most exciting channel on TV. My brother lives in Snoqualmie Washington. I talked to him today and they just barely escaped having their house flooded. It came within 8 inches of getting into their house. When he had the house built several years ago he said they were just ready to start building when the Inspector of such things did their inspection and told him it didn’t meet with the flood control specs. He would be required to put enough fill dirt in to raise it another two feet. He was pretty upset about that news at the time because of the extra expense and delay. They have had about five or six floods over the years and this last one is the worse one yet, but it didn’t get into their house. He told me, and these are his words, not mine. “You know, if I ever run into that old boy that made me haul all that fill dirt in here, I’ll be tempted to kiss his ass, if it doesn't draw too big of a crowd.” I guess that is true gratitude.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Over here on the coast, I have several friends who are currently wishing they'd had the same inspector! So happy to be high and dry where I am. (I can't go anywhere much, but at least we're dry, right?)

Jimh. said...

Water. When you don't have it, you want it. When you have it, you can't wait to get rid of it!

Our lawn is way too soggy, but at least we don't have any flooding!

Raggedy Girl said...

I read your post to my hubby because it was just way too cute to enjoy all by myself. I am yearning for snow and everyone else has too much.
Roberta Anne

Jan said...

He had already hit paydirt years ago. He just found out now. :) Oh, and thanks for the link. I just found out now.

goooooood girl said...

your blog is feel good......