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Sunday, November 8, 2015

It's All My Fault

We've never seen so much rain here in Modoc, SC.  The amount of water falling from the sky has really caused Thurmond Lake to rise to heights we've never seen before.  Right outside our door the rising water level is starting to drown out the bushes along the water's edge.

The rain is making our workamping job here at the COE difficult because so many of the tasks take place outside.  I know there are such things as umbrellas and raincoats, but stain doesn't stick too well on wet picnic tables. 

Some say it's all because of El Nino causing lots of rain to sweep through the South.  Others say it's because some Oregon residents have relocated to the East, bringing their rainy weather with them.

The truth is it's all my fault.

I brought my motorcycle with us to the COE with the idea of riding it on my days off.

What a foolish mortal I am.  The poor motorcycle is sitting under its cover unused.  What a bummer!

With the water levels continuing to rise, I thought it wise to investigate some emergency plans on the Internet.  Glad I found this, it looks like we're going to need it.
If we can't get it built in time, fortunately I know where we can get some life jackets.  :c)

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  1. How could you be so inconsiderate and even entertain such a thought of using your motorcycle. Now you'll have to trade it in for a boat so that we'll have a seven year drought. LOL!
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Aha! We wondered who was causing all the rain. Oh, it's nice in Kentucky, at least until tomorrow, when it's going to rain :)

  3. Ahhh so it's you. Now that they know the truth, everyone in California will want you and your motorcycle to do some serious PDD days to get out there and bring the rains their way.

  4. You didn't make a detour over here to Texas, did you? Every farm pond and lake around us is full to over-flow!

  5. Good luck, Noah! Don't forget the aligators when you collect the animals.

  6. Good luck, Noah! Don't forget the aligators when you collect the animals.

    1. You may need to put your coast guard duties back into action.

  7. Rain, rain, go away. Jim won't be able to use his boat for a couple of weeks yet so maybe I can convince him to send it out your way. Stay dry.

  8. OK, now that you have fessed need to remedy the situation before we head back to SC in 2 weeks. That should give you time to CLEAR this matter up;o))

    Be safe and stay dry!!!

  9. We've had our share of hard rain but it only pounds our roof hard a couple hours a night. No flood down here yet. I think they sent the mosquitos and no see'ums ahead of the storm though.

  10. Yikes! I hope you don't need it all the life jackets. But I would love to see your progress building that ark...

  11. We had been in the process of staining our new deck when the rains started here in MO. So only part of it is done which drives me nuts! Weds is supposed to be nice but then storms rolling in later in the day and some could be severe. Maybe next Spring I will finish staining.

  12. You are cordially invited to take some of our rain - free shipping!!

  13. Good to know your prepared just in case. May want to look into some pontoons for the