But the storm surge along the coast is the real problem. My boss got a call first thing this morning that several cottages near his were flooding. His cottage is about 20 minutes from mine. He decided to go check it out. He came back a few hours later and stuck his head in my office. He said "You should go check and make sure you still have a cottage". Seriously?? He said it was bad down his lane. Cottages completely surrounded by water and large waves crashing up against those closest to the shore. I decided that there was nothing I could do, so I guess I would rather not see it and be sick about it. Luckily our cottage is a bit sheltered near the river and we are up high on a bank. So it would be almost impossible for us to flood, but the storm surge takes away parts of my bank each time.
These are some pictures I borrowed from other friends who did venture out today.
These locations are about 10 minutes from my place.The news report tonight says that the storm system is expected to linger over us for another 18 hours. I am keeping the furnace up high tonight just in case we lose power again.
Today was Mom's home care. We had Ruth. She is one of our regulars and we all love her. We haven't had her for awhile. We missed her and I thought Mom would perk up when she saw her but Mom wasn't in a very good mood day and absolutely refused to hug Ruth and wish her Merry Christmas. Most days she gets excited when Ruth "visits". But everyday is different, but Auntie and I feel more comfortable when we get one the "regular" workers. They know all Mom's little signals and know how to respond. Apparently the schedulers are trying to mix it up so people don't get too attached to their care-takers. I think that is totally stupid, but I supposed we should be grateful for the help we get.
Last night when I got home I had a package in the mail. A little gift made for me from a sweet blog friend all the way from California. (You know who you are!) These little trees made my day a little brighter.