2011 High Water – Eleven
Within one hour of that news being shown on television there were people driving trucks pulling trailers full of furniture and appliances back into Butte La Rose. Amazing. It did not take us long to call two good friends this afternoon, once we knew the evacuation was postponed, and they helped take all the furniture down from the blocks. The house looks so much better. And the little 12 inch TV is back doing auxiliary work instead of being the main set in the living room. Only thing, the remote controls for the TVs were packed and sent to storage by mistake. Now we get to see how well all those boxes were labeled.
Checking my shrimp traps this afternoon I discovered four eels in one of them. The trap had had a lot of shrimp in it prior to the eels finding it, but now there were few shrimp and most of those were dead. The eels had eaten many and the slime from the eels seems to kill shrimp that can’t get away from it. These were the shrimp I was going to use to bait a line I intend to stretch across our back yard, if we are allowed to stay here beyond the next few days. Now I will have to try to catch more shrimp. Two of the eels, coming down the walkway, make me think “Oh my, here come the eels!!” in mock horror.
The river is at 21.36 on the Butte La Rose gauge, rising to 24 feet on the 26th. That is still almost a week away. At least we may be able to stay here to see it rise.
Rise and Shine, Jim