Yesterday it began raining around 2 am and rained the rest of the day. I think it stopped overnight. It didn't appear to be raining when I put the dogs out at 4 am. I couldn't hear anything. We still have a lot, I mean a lot of snow on the ground with 2-3 feet of frost in the ground. So with over 40 degrees out next week so the weather people are saying, how much and how fast do you think the snow will melt and pond on the ground? It is a scary thought. The people who monitor the rivers and their flood stages are anticipating a rough April. Buckle up people and I plan to get the boat closer up to the house soon. I can't get back to it because of the amount of snow that is there. In 2010 we tried to get off the Island but the land bridge was over two feet covered with water. So we just went back home and worked on the pump in the basement until the power went out. Right now the Yellow River level is normal down at Babcock. They haven't updated the Yellow River yet for Pittsville. Once the fog lifts up today I want to go over to the Dexter Damn and look for myself to see if they have a damn gate open. I would be thrilled if there was a gate open. My sidewalk still has ice on it pretty much. Parts of the yard where we shoveled look like a skating rink. There is nothing we can do about all of this, other than have a plan and to be prepared. Also not wait as long to get off the Island with all the pets and ourselves. Though we have a boat. Enough writing about something of which I have no control over.
My husband was off last night and will be off again tonight. So he will get some needed sleep. I bought him a dark chocolate Dove solid Easter bunny and a package of marshmallow bunnies. I don't want to eat any of that. I would rather have a muffin or something like that. Since I am a diabetic I don't miss a lot of sugar. I choose what I really want to have a small portion of.
I like the early morning time because it is so quiet. Your thoughts are able to just think quietly. For my body in the morning though it is tough. Lately I haven't been doing to well with my health and body. My mind and soul are just along for the ride. I just go with it. I am so glad that most days I can nap for a couple of hours, that helps. My back ever since something happened to it last October has been hurting. Some days more than others. I don't complain much because I figure it could be worse. I am hoping that this will pass, the back hurting.
I am almost finished reading another book. Thank heavens for Farmville and the other two games I play on Facebook. They help. I just hope that Farmville doesn't start another farm. There are way to many farms now to tend to on Farmville. I don't go to all of them, if you did, you would have to spend most of the day on them. I have other things to do you know.
Next Thursday my dad will be seeing his heart specialist. He had his by pass surgery many years ago and now they want to figure out what to do next if anything. Medical test results take forever to get back. I am sure my mom is worried about his future health. I think that my mom is more worried than my dad. When you have almost died, you let it go, and accept the possibility of dying. It is the worry of the people you leave and how they will cope and move on. I know this is true for me. I think about the impact and change and the sadness it would do to my husband. So I work hard at being careful about my health issues. I don't want my husband to be alone.
Maybe today will be sunnier for Sadie. Yesterday she was looking for the sunshine. It just wasn't here and I couldn't make that happen for her. Taffy is sort of laying on my arms as I write here. So it is a slow go.
I don't have anything else. I hope that everyone enjoys their Easter holiday today.