The angry black and gray storm clouds that have plagued us for a week are slowly beginning to make their way across the eastern part of the country for a good soaking. The damage from this system has been horrific from OK eastward. For an entire week we have been slammed with violent thunderstorms, hail and straight line winds with a tornado or two. This morning the thunder rolled forEVER before the windows stopped rattling. I ran for the grocery store between downpours to get mama's medicine and groceries. She and BG and I had a tearful moment that results from something my brother and I say to her in jest. That won't happen again. I'd rather be burned at the stake than to do anything to hurt my mother's feelings. Lord knows she gets enough of that. I understand, oddly enough, because I am very much like her (and her own mother) in that we've always managed to take care of ourselves and everybody else in the process. It can be a curse. The idea of letting other people take care of her is something that really wears on her mental health, if you know what I mean. All I can say to BG is watch out when I get there because I'll probably be more like daddy :)
Plans were to breech the levee this morning to release some pressure on the Mississippi around Heloise. Hopefully it will work. All families in the immediate vicinity have been evacuated and there's nothing to lose by trying so there 'ya go. The Bunge site is covered up, and a whole heckuva lot of farmland. And it will mover closer to the homes between there and highway 412, engulfing many of them. Farmers are scrambling to move their equipment and we have a temporary roommate who lives down that way. Code Orange ya'll.
What's most amazing about all of this is watching the community come together to help each other out. I mean gah....why can't we be like that all the time?????
Peace and love ^j^