I haven't been posting much (especially book reviews) or keeping up with my Google Reader because the flood situation has gotten much worse. Anxiety is high, patience is thin and nerves are getting frayed.
The house is still high and dry (for now), but I can't say the same for our yard. We are not completely surrounded by water yet (unlike some of our neighbours), but we might be by the time this thing is over. Our sump pump is going like crazy and we have two other pumps standing by. We still don't have plans to sandbag (that could change any minute), but we have been out helping with sandbagging other houses.
Two nights ago our front yard filled with water and covered part of our driveway. It's getting deeper by the minute and is now coming in from different directions. Our side yards have been filling up for a few days and will more than likely flood our sheds. There's even more water on the way.
I have tons of photos to share, but right now it's taking up too much of my time to post them. Maybe when things calm down a bit. The crest should happen in a few days, but the water is likely to stay around for weeks. Not good news.
I have a couple of book reviews that I promised I'd have up for the 4th. I will be posting these on time.
Once this flood situation is more stable I hope to get back to more book reviews.
Thanks for your patience.