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Four on Friday...

1. I love Friday the 13th...and only in part because I was born 45 years ago today (also on a Friday) :) I've always felt that 9.13 is my lucky number, and every time I see it on a digital clock, I smile and feel loved (hehe).

2. We heard yesterday that Outdoor Lab has been drier than the rest of us -- so we're relieved! D most likely had an amazing time, but they did have to leave early today. So many roads in the mountains are closing because of flooding creeks that the highway they're using has become the main one...so it's a little crowded. I'm glad they're thinking of that, I will admit.

3. Yeah, you've probably heard of the flooding here. This week has been unreal -- we never get rain like this! It has not stopped raining for more than 15 minutes at a time since Monday night, and our dry soil was in no position to handle it...and all the creeks -- well, it's a mess. There are towns which have become isolated by the waters flowing around (and in some cases, through) them. My bff L was going to meet me for lunch today, but she lives in the mountains, and they've closed all roads but one (the one D will be traveling on) -- and she can't even reach that one safely! After I pick up D, I'm going to take him down to see Clear Creek (I've posted pics of that before -- the creek right by the library). I'm assuming they'll have the area blocked off if there's any danger, but I haven't heard anything about Clear Creek flooding (thankfully).

4. Both D's and E's sporting events have been cancelled for this weekend. DH is still attempting his mountain bike ride today -- we'll see if it happens or not. Around here, the lawns/fields are simply too saturated to be safe, so I get that. They're saying the system should be moving out late Sunday...of course, my sidewalk just dried out and the sun's peeking through...so maybe :)

Happy Friday the 13th -- how will you make it lucky today? :)


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 13th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to a wonderful person ...the sun came out just for you!

Glad D didn't get washed away. But sounds like DH is going to challenge the rain gods.

Not holding out much hope for a lucky day. (ETA: the utility company at one of our properties misapplied a payment on 14 accounts ... will take forevr to sort out ... just my luck)

An article on the appraisal business for DH http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324123004579057452896001162.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_MansionWeekly

Edited at 2013-09-13 07:41 pm (UTC)
Sep. 13th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Interesting article. Around here, though, buyers can't have any interaction with the appraiser -- nor can they 'screen' him. The biggest challenge these days is the comp market being so much lower than current market prices...and if appraisers bring the house in higher, they get in trouble when the comps don't support that value. Tricky times!

Sorry about the utility mess -- no fun :(
Sep. 13th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
I was wondering if you were born on a Friday--Friday the 13th is definitely your parents' lucky day :)
Sep. 14th, 2013 02:09 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks :) It's always been my lucky day, hehe.
Sep. 13th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Robin! Wishing you sunshine, tulips, chocolate and the best writing year ever.
Sep. 14th, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! All of these are lovely wishes, and I wish the same for you, dear friend :)
Sep. 14th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! And I hope you stayed dry!
Sep. 14th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn :) Things are damp outside but nice and dry inside. So far, so good!
Sep. 15th, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
Stay safe and dry!
Sep. 15th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
Today was much better...supposedly, we just have to make it through tomorrow before the dry-out begins!
Sep. 16th, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday!
Sep. 16th, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Aran :)
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