It continues to rain although they say it should be moving on soon. One of our irrigation canal levees broke last night and flooded an entire section of town, ruining several homes (most of them mobiles). Another section has evacuated because they're in an area that usually floods with this kind of rain. A couple of schools shut down and people are camped out at the high school. The Fresno news showed one 79 year old man in Merced standing in the middle of his mobile home with water up to his knees. He said he'd lived in that location for 75 years but enough was enough - he was heading for higher ground. I hope he meant here on earth.
I'm in the center of town with the nearest creek or canal at least a mile away. Our largest creek hasn't overflowed yet and looks like it may be receding a bit. However, it's a mess around here. Nothing as bad as what the midwest states have been through though and I'm grateful for that.
Merced is almost flat as a pancake but a few areas, mainly around the creeks and canals, are a little lower and it doesn't take much for them to flood.
Picked up Narnia for the girls today and Brokeback Mountain for the adults. Splurge but they are always on special the first day so it wasn't bad (about the price of two movie tickets minus the popcorn each).
Ray went back to the emergency room about an hour ago and I'm once again sitting around waiting. Every time I think he's getting better it happens again. The girls were already down for the night so at least they won't be going to bed fretting over grandpa. I'm feeling a little better so that's something. As long as I don't try to raise my voice, I'm okay.
First day of the stupid standardized tests for Elcie today. She thinks they went okay but had trouble with the times tables from flash cards. They did it as an accommodation but she said she does better when they just ask her the questions. I don't care about the results anyhow and just told her to do her best and not worry.
I'm glad everyone who commented so far like the little kids and their definition of love. I asked my two youngest but I think I put them on the spot and they just stammered. They're old enough to be a little self-conscious. Little kids will say the first thing that pops into their heads. That's what makes them so cute and so honest.
I had a couple of thoughts earlier about a post but they will keep for another time. I probably won't go to bed but maybe I'll watch L&O SVU (just came on) and read for a while.
Talk to you later.