Ok……so it is supposed to be exciting up here in the Last Frontier, but we moved AWAY from Washington to get AWAY from the RAIN!! Oh, so I sound like I’m whining, but 6.9″ seems a bit much for 24 hours…..and as you can see from the photos, Care’s Corner is being ‘remodelled’ again – hmmmm wonder what God has in mind THIS time!!
I have to admit, it’s been a bit un-nerving to first be awaken by neighbor a bit after 6 am to ask if we need any last minute supplies as our road is closed due to water over the road, no busses, and flood-waters coming hard in the hours ahead. Grateful and blessed to have great renter/neighbors in Cyndy and James, we are blessed to live in a neighboorhood all around of neighbors who have a ‘plan of action’ in place already, and calls all day came from each one checking on the others, especially as the waters were rising, road closed officially, no one in our out, and EMS checking on us, 40 foot trees were been tossed down our river like toothpicks, and Care’s Corner – well…..we can’t see it – it was an ‘island’ for awhile, but now, none of it is visible. We DID find parts of our tent hung up on a stump, and our picnic spool floating and then hung up on same stump, spurting out water from the center hole…..we could only chuckle.
Blessedly, Bill was able to work from home, but we do ask for prayers for his co-workers who were evacuated, neighbors who are losing land and possibly more, and for the hard-working emergency workers – from power outage folks, to Red Cross, to borough folk.
Now for Jamie and Jeff to be able to fly out to root for Seahawks (Jamie) and Packers (Jeff)……stay tuned! We decided not to root but be glad they get to find sun!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.