Tuesday, October 11, 2005

"The Cottage": The Storm

In October, 2005 we had 11 inches of rain in 9 days, 2 inches over the last Friday night. Bev and I watched, Saturday morning, as the water rose over the first floor. First we moved the little items and carpets to the second floor, then put the furniture on 6 inch blocks, which turned out to be enough to save everything, but the floor.

The difference between high water on the river (Spring and Fall) and low water (late Summer), as recorded since 2005, is 79 inches!