I have to go to work tomorrow, but it’s a short work week!
Last week the flooding we expected was worse than anybody imagined. One man died after he was last seen clinging to a tree, but no one could get to him quickly enough and he was swept away. Thousands of homes were flooded. Businesses were ruined. But amidst all that, there is hope. The communities affected have pulled together in a way that is heartening.
My mom’s and my homes were fine, with no flooding (I live on a hill). Getting home from work was a bit challenging one day when the freeway was closed due to repeated landslides, but since that’s the worst that I faced, I really have nothing to complain about.
Here are a few videos, if you would like to see just how bad it was. Sumas is a community about 40 minutes NE of me, at the border with Canada.
This video is much closer to home.
Thankfully, the weather was pretty nice this week and weekend, and the floodwaters have mostly receded. A lot of community members will have weeks or months ahead before their lives will be back to what they were before.
Friday night was book club, which is always a nice time with friends. Over the weekend, I went to a holiday fair with some friends, with lots of rocks and crystals. Then we went out to lunch and it was so delicious! We went to the Greek place for a gyro! The rest of my weekend was spent doing some yard work and chores.
Back to work tomorrow!