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Not supposed to be here

Monday, 25 Jun 12 Rainy 22°C / 72°F

Bag packed, best duds on, house cleaned, all ready to travel when DD phones to say the road is closed and DS comes around to my door to give the same news adding that he was driving to Calgary to get his flight to Toronto. Duh, flooding and houses washed away in Sicamous, the TransCanada hwy with a landslide closing the road and leaving semi.s and campers parked throughout town. I expect to be trapped in town during the winter but in June… and the forecast is rain, rain, rain. Word has it that the snow on the high mountains is holding water and there is a lot more water to come down in high river flows.

The Honeysuckle against the bay window is flowering but I haven’t seen any more hummingbirds.


  • Sue_McMuffin09

    Sue_McMuffin09 wrote:

    stay safe,

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    Oh dear, sad news.

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    It’s terrible and like you said, it seems the weather is not going to improve in the short-term. Hope you are not evacuated!

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    I hope things get no worse for you. Stay safe and hopefully…..the hummers will return soon (relatively speaking). We’re having steady rain, sporadically heavy…here too but no dire circumstances related to it yet.

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    Thanks, we are well above flood level and the Columbia River here is controlled by dams although the spillway is open for the first time since 1997. Road damage preventing travel out of town is more likely. I hear that Britain is getting the worst June since 1944, so maybe we are in the same weather pattern.

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    It’s amazing how climate change is affecting us all in various, terrible ways. I hope your summer will be productive, if not in travel at least in garden and studio!

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    I wish you all the best in your travels. :)

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • TolCath

    TolCath wrote:

    Well. That’s a change of plans. I hope you didn’t empty your cupboards in preparation for traveling. :)

    Posted on 26 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    The travel was only going to be for 4 or 5 days, and yes, TolCath, I didn’t go to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday for veggies and everything else is frozen!

    Posted on 27 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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