Scene 12/10 On and Off Again

The storms of the last few days have caused the river to rise to an all-time high in the last 10 years by my house and have caused power outages on and off for 3-6 hours at a time…Lots of downed trees and widespread road closures for flooding, as well. At least my husband created this handy drinking glass lantern so I could see my cold English muffin at breakfast. The homemade grape jelly gave me the ability to swallow it with some enjoyment, although I learned why I always toast them. You can see the whitecaps still on the high river if you look closely at the photo, and fairly close to the green grass line on the far embankment you’ll notice a dark line which is where the leaves start above where the river had risen and washed the rocks clean. Pretty darn high water! The rushing river was extremely loud that night –  like trying to sleep at the top of a huge waterfall. Exciting to say the least…Breakfast in Power Outage Riverbend 12-10-2015

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About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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13 Responses to Scene 12/10 On and Off Again

  1. winneyb says:

    It looks very cozy none the less!

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  2. I hate power cuts! It is only when you lose your electricity you realise how much you use it and how boring, cold and dark it is without it! We haven’t had so many recently because the power company has updated the power lines and regularly checks on trees near the lines and trims back branches or removes trees that look as though they may cause problems. I’m sure the maintenance is quite expensive but probably not as costly as trying to reconnect people after a power cut. We keep a portable gas stove, gas heater, torches and candles in the garage for just such an emergency.

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    • Yes, we are well prepared, and we haven’t had much trouble since the ice storm took down almost every problem tree and branch in the whole area a few years ago, but this storm was especially tricky since there was so much flooding with the extremely high winds. There were a lot of mudslides that took out hillsides and with them wires, and there was also many trees that uprooted in the mushy ground and fell that would not have been suspected as a problem tree to trim or remove. I should think after this round we should be pretty good for a couple years again. It does feel might dark and boring though. I did like how much quieter everything is, but I felt out of sorts with all the interruptions to our routines.

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  3. Bravo for the hubby though. Nice light.

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    I hope that’s it, but I sort of doubt it – more high winds today. No power outages here so far, and we now have the complete kit, with the hand cranking light and radio, the little propane stove, weeks’ worth of food & water, etc. etc. Sigh. (Your lantern looks really cool – bravo!)

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    • Lol…my husband is clever with such things, and it’s a good thing with all the outages we’ve had. I’m glad to hear you’re well prepared. They can be almost fun if you’re ready for the change of pace.

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    • Yeah, earthquake…not so much fun. I always think about if I-90 and hwy 202 got severely damaged. We’d be cut-off in the wilderness. I really need to get that book about what’s edible in the woods in this area. At least we have streams and lakes that are stocked with fish…if we can catch them! Lots of water in the backyard. 🙂

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