30 January 2014

Today, a storm is upon us.  It has no name because the winds are nothing to brag about – but there is rain.  Lots and lots of rain.  Enough that the river is rising, the road to Sigatoka is undriveable, and schools have been closed.

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At the farm this means that my solar clothes dryer is totally inoperative, and I do not have enough line space under any roof to handle all  the laundry (whine, whine).   Also of note, the power may go out soon – and with that: Internet (hence the hurry and the no photos).

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 Junia is hastily harvesting all the bananas that have the potential to ripen, before the bushes get washed into the river.  

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Austin and Akka have gone to tow Akka’s truck to higher ground.

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.With luck I’ll be back next week in a more normal fashion.

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3 thoughts on “30 January 2014

    • Thanks Peggy and Karolyn. It was messy here for a few days, but the rain has stopped for now. At worst we could have had damage to the farm – but we didn’t. Many of our neighbors have lower-lying houses that can get swamped when the river rises. Happily the river did not come up so high. It’s happened twice in the last 5 years, so we all get nervous – but thank God, not this time. Hugs to both of you!

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