Well, it’s been quite a week of the unexpected. That’s a good word to describe it. Unexpected rudeness and unexpected kindness, and yesterday an unexpected road closure. Bracken and I drove to Florence yesterday morning, ran some errands, and when we headed back towards home the road was closed due to flooding. I had seen flooding in that area of the road before, but never so much. It was like a river going across the road! There were several alternative routes we could have taken, but they weren’t ideal. One was not the best road through the mountains and after all the storms we’ve been having, likely could have been blocked with fallen branches and trees. So we ran some more errands in town and waited for the tide to go out and the road to clear again.
I ran into neighbors at the post office today who were also stuck in town yesterday and then today were trying to get to town, but couldn’t because the road was flooded again. At the library, at the thrift store (where we found ourselves when we ran out of errands), everybody was talking about the flooding wherever we went. Luckily, we only lost electricity for a few hours during the storms, further up the river their electricity was out for much longer. But, onto other news, we’ll be back at the Holiday Market this weekend. You can find us in booth 216 (on Gnome Alley) on Saturday and Sunday from 10-6. And luckily, the route there is not in a flood zone!