So let's just round it off to an even 40, shall we?
And let's just agree that after 40 days of hard labor, this blogger deserves a day off for mostly good behavior. There's another reason for it, too. It's because of this stuff.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for the rain. We've been in a severe drought in these parts for several long years now. Even after a little precipitation rain last year, the water table had barely budged.
The ponds were still dry.
The river was still freakishly low.
Want to see the same spot now?
Yep. Water nearly up to the bridge where I stood to take the picture.
Water as far as the the eye can see.
Lest you think this is another shot of the river, think again.
It's technically the area known as the overflow.
Can you see the stumps?
Just one month ago,
loggers were deep into this area.
They had to halt the operation midstream.
(Or mid river, as the case would be...)
Now actually, it's not a typical place to harvest trees. The only reason the loggers could get in there in the first place was because of the severe drought that I mentioned in the beginning of this. The overflow has been bone dry for years. The rain has taken care of that.
And do you know when all that rain started?
Less than a week after we began the Incredible Ever Expanding Kitchen Project.
That's right, folks, for the past 40 days, Mr. and Mrs. Noah have been attempting to lay a floor in the ark. Mrs. Noah has been attempting to paint the cabinets as well. If you recall, the plan was to spray the doors.
Obviously, we had to go with Plan B, which is to paint them the old fashioned way. I'm plugging along, but it has been slow going.
I will end this little update with an enthusiastic product endorsement, though. I've been using this paint additive called Floetrol. I got it at Lowes for about ten dollars, and folks, it is worth ten times that amount. It greatly reduces, even eliminates, brush and roller strokes.
(Psssst.... that's a peek at the floor and the doors in case you can't tell.)
Anyway, that's all for me this morning. I'm taking this rainy day off to sip some coffee and visit Blogville. After that, I'm out to gather up two possums, two armadillos, and one more squirrel.
How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
Anyone want to borrow some rain?