Please rain. Stop. Please.

It was amusing how much rain we got and how the rivers are overflowing, and the roads are washing away. Until yesterday.

We had weathered all the rain so well. Until yesterday.

Our driveway received significant damage. It poured so hard yesterday it washed a lot of our gravel away. We have a long steep widing driveway up the hill through the trees. There are new huge crevasses carved in the driveway all the way down. Deep canyons. Piles of gravel at the bottom. A real mess.

And on top of that, it must have poured into our back walk out faster than the drain could handle. The water must have risen high enough to over flow the basement door sill – and soak HALF of our basement. Nothing was too damaged – a lot of things were wet, but nothing perishable.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hanna is forecast to hit us dead on this Sunday. We just can’t have any more rain (it is raining now).


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

6 Replies to “Please rain. Stop. Please.

  1. wanna move back to ontario yet?
    We don’t have washed out roads here.

    Feeding the kittens, I knew it was only a matter of time. Do they have a hideout from the rain or have you brought them inside too?

  2. outdoor cats are cool. they can be fun to watch, they catch mice and snakes, and they bury their poop in the woods.

    indoor cats are a pain. they tear furniture and bury their poop in your pillow.

    enjoy the cats…. outside.

    oh, and sorry to hear about the water. I hope things drain sufficiently before the next storm.

  3. You’ve had cats bury their poop in your pillow? Zeus luckily doesn’t have front claws so he tries as hard as he can to scratch up furniture but he hasn’t made any progress.

    The kitties weren’t under the porch last night so they must have a few hiding spots. I don’t want more housecats, and I also can’t let these suffer, and I can’t let them loose to breed 234230948203984 more cats either. They are REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY cute. I’d like to tame them a bit so I can at least play with them.

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