"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


I Love Flushing Toilets

I had big plans for this mornings post. I have finished my bead crochet lariat and I was gonna take pics and post them and whatnot. Ha! Mother Nature had other plans that shoved my plans right out of my head.

About 5 pm yesterday it suddenly got very very dark at the Parkarosa and then we were hit by such a fierce storm that it actually scared me and my daughter Ruth. The power was blinking on and off, on and off, and the wind was blowing so hard the pines were actually bending over far enough for their tops to touch the ground. Ruth and I rushed around the house shutting down all the computers and making sure all the furry kids were safely inside, then hunkered down for the ride.

The storm was quick. Maybe 15 minutes at most. But it did a lot of damage. Trees came down all over the place. Shortly thereafter the sirens started. Then we discovered we had no running water.

Our well house is on a different power line than our house. That's cos it's in the middle of the Parkarosa so all the family can hook their houses up to it. Well, apparently a large tree lost some large branches on hwy 41, just in front of my brother-in-laws house. The branches came down on some power lines and ripped them apart in 3 places. There was a fire-though small. No power over there? No water over here.

With no water I can't flush my toilet, or wash my hands, or fix the dinner I had planned (roast pork tenderloin, baked potatoes, etc). So, as usual, the family met at Toro Viejo, a very small mexican restaurant in Rathdrum, and we had dinner together. The only problem was that power was out all over town, so just about everyone in town was there with us. Those who weren't were probably at Burger Heaven, Dairy Queen, One Eyed Jacks Steakhouse, O'malleys, and Granny's Pantry. The other restaurants Rathdrum has. So it took a long time before dinner was served. They actually ran out of Margauritas! I was forced to drink diet Pepsi with my enchiladas. Sigh...

Anyway, to get back to the subject, we were hoping the water would be on when we got home, but no dice. Not until 8:30 this morning. I hate not having running water.

You do not appreciate a flushing toilet until you can't flush it. Think about it.

I did get quite a bit of knitting done though. We had power at our house. So we could still watch tv and have the lights on. I got the left front of the baby jacket done, and started the right front before going to bed.

This morning I'm picking Sarah up and we're going to the annual summer bead show at the fair grounds. So I better get going.

Have a great day, and tell your flushing toilet hello from me, and you might thank it for all it does too.

1 comment:

  1. We spent the storm at Toro Viejo in Post Falls. It was awesome to watch.

    We had Margauritas and all our power stayed on at the restaurant - which wasn't very busy - and at home. So no adventures like you had. Glad all is well with the flushing now.