We are safe and so are our neighbors, the water has begun to recede.
We have been very busy dealing with the flooding along the Mississippi river here just down river from Davenport, Iowa. You can see the wall that Bob builder around our house. He had 3 pumps working and it kept most of the water out. That is our street in front of our house.
The river started going down two days ago and now Bob only has one pump working. The bad thing is that heavy rains are expected up north and that could affect us. This is the second time the river has gone down and then came back up.
The highway to our town is closed but we are fortunate to have a gravel road we can take to get places. I’m writing this quick before I drive Bob to Davenport for his first cataract surgery.
I took this photo from our deck, see little Iggy? That is my brother trying to keep the logs and debris away. The farthest tree you see is actually right along the bank of the Mississippi river normally.
Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful comments and I’m sorry I haven’t had time to reply to all of them. We are in much better shape than many other people and are thankful for that.
We had enough time to get everything out of my quilt studio. Fortunately I had been moving lots of stuff already to our new house and took another load up on Saturday.
Here is my temporary quilt room! It works for now, you wouldn’t believe how long it took me to find my rotary cutter and ruler! Yesterday I actually started working on my new Island Batik ambassador quilt project for this month!
Another view of the water. All work on our new house has stopped for now.