Flood Monner

Flood Monner (that’s what I’m calling it) has been declared a 100 year, 500 year or 1000 year storm depending on who you are listening to. That means scientists expect a storm of this magnitude to happen every bunch of years. I’m hoping I’ve lived through my last one.

If I can give you guys one piece of advice, (construction language) happens. Our home is at the top of a hill. Flooding is the last thing that we thought could happen. Simply put, it rained so hard and for so long the ground became so saturated, the water started coming into the house from every crack and crevice in our foundation.

Our mountain and valley is experiencing natural springs that have not been active in ten years. We have creeks running (two weeks after the storm) that I have never seen carrying water.

But, with all bad comes a little good. This storm created what my family is now calling the “FLOOD MONNER FORTY YEAR HOME PURGE” .We are throwing some “old stuff” away”. Good memory stuff, not so good memory stuff. Stuff, unfortunately, stored on the bottom shelves of cabinets that you forget about and look at once every twenty years, or when you change homes.

I found a high school football jersey (that accidentally followed me home) almost forty years ago. Hey, this is my story and that’s the way I’m telling it. Besides, the Statute of Limitations has long expired. What, do you think I was always this wonderful?

If (John Denver inspired) High School wants it back, they can have it. It hasn’t survived all that well.

Our diplomas were damaged. I have mixed emotions about that. I’ve never shown mine to anyone, anyway. I know some of you don’t believe have them, and you would be right. Now I don’t!