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Our fake sump pump (aka R2D2, our new wet-dry vac) is keeping up with the water so far, and we both slept through the night last night.  Today we even had sunshine for most of the day, but another storm cell just moved through and dumped another 1/2 inch on us.  We went out digging trenches around our property just for something to do.

But the most amazing thing so far is:

Our son joined FEMACorps in August, which is a US government agency-volunteer situation (think Peace Corps but for disasters).  He went off to train in Maryland and was supposed to work in the Atlantic northwest (West Virginia to Maine, diagonally speaking).  He just got finished with additional training in Alabama, was on the road to Kansas City, and just got the word...he and his crew are on their way back home to Denver to deal with the flood.  Not only that, they're to be headquartered in my very own building (when I'm working).  Now how's that for serendipity?

Looking forward to seeing him again!

Date: 2013-09-14 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] photoash.livejournal.com
Yay for a bright spot <3 in the middle of all of the blah going on!

Date: 2013-09-14 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
It really has improved my outlook!

Date: 2013-09-14 03:26 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] midnitemaraud-r.livejournal.com
Well that's a nice silver lining! Yay! :)

Date: 2013-09-14 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
It's so strange, in a good way. He left a month ago to take a job in Maryland and ends up working down the hall?!!

Date: 2013-09-14 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sollersuk.livejournal.com
My very best wishes to him, and to you; I've been watching the pictures on BBC News and they're horrifying

Date: 2013-09-14 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
Thanks. The whole week has just been crazy and it doesn't stop. We have a little emergency weather radio that's really getting a work out, going off with every new flood warning. Another one was just announced an hour ago from yet another deluge up in the nearby mountains.

Date: 2013-09-14 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luci0logy.livejournal.com
Serendipity indeed. I'm glad things are easing for you.

Date: 2013-09-14 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
So far so good in Casa Geoviki, but the flooding around us is not letting up yet. It'll be nice to see my son - we weren't expecting him home until November.

Date: 2013-09-15 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffywrestling.livejournal.com
Yeah, the flooding is making headlines all over the world! Hope you are all okay & you get to see your boy soon ^^

Date: 2013-09-15 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
We all wish the rain would just stop! It's raining again today...

Date: 2013-09-15 05:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meredyth-13.livejournal.com
Best of luck, honey - I hope it dries out for you soon. And lovely that you'll get to see your son. Hopefully this is the beginning of good things. :)

Date: 2013-09-15 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
We've got a dinner date...but first he needs to watch the football game, heh. Now there's an American boy for ya - football over parents.

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