Harvey needs to leave. It’s almost 7:30 p.m. and it has
Not. Stopped. Raining. All. Day.
Fortunately, we are still dry, although last night I was uneasy about the water lapping at the top of our curb. It has since receded, but the anxiety returned with news that the Army Corps. of Engineers was planning to release water from the Addicks and Barker Cypress reservoirs. This excess flows into Buffalo Bayou, (already reported to be overflowing) which runs behind our neighborhood. It’s so close, you can walk to it from our house.
It’s so saturated outside, inside our house, both downstairs toilets and the drains in the kitchen and laundry room are gurgling.
Over the weekend, residents in our subdivision have been out periodically to clear the gutters of debris so that our streets continue to drain, and earlier today, a call went out for help clearing this tree that had fallen into the street last night.
A neighbor and his teenage son showed up with a chain saw which worked for about five minutes before quitting. John and I donned beach shoes and rain gear to see if we could help and John ended up fetching his handsaw from the garage. By then a couple other neighbors joined us with a second handsaw and rake and within about 30 minutes most of the tree was out of the street.
With no working chain saw to cut the remaining trunk into sections, the guys tried to rotate it, but that that didn’t work because the roots were still holding firm.
In most places the water was at mid-calf level, which is nothing compared to other parts of the city, so we can’t complain.
On the quilting side of life, since returning to work in May, I have not sewn or quilted much. I did complete a charity quilt for my guild, which is not at all attractive—or square, which is one reason I stay away from panels. I didn’t realize there was a panel in this kit, otherwise, I would have picked up another kit; but it’s done and hopefully, a kid somewhere will enjoy it:
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