Friday, January 02, 2009

more snow??????????? wait, FLOODS???? What?!?!

Unbeleeeeeevably, the weather is against me again. Woke this morning to snow, slushy and already melting, not a big deal except for the fact that one must drive over the Coast Mountains to get to the beach, where the cozy writing retreat house is just sitting there, empty and waiting. And as if snow and ice on the mtn highway aren't bad enough, the coast rivers are all in flood. Hurray! What else could go wrong?

I've been glued to the ODOT (Oregon Dept of Trans) website all morning, watching with horrified fascination as road closures pop up as little mean red Xs. Mud slides. Crashes. Floods.

[Laughs maniacally]

Egad. Can you beleeeeeeve it? Sob. Sob. Stay tuned. . .

Meanwhile, have you seen this? Ha ha! Sucky video quality. Sorry, but all these other ones were from news outlets that turned 12 seconds of footage into lame two-minute reenactments!

10 comments:

shelburns said...

Oh man! I thought about you when I saw the floods on the news last night. Hope you are able to "break out" soon!

Marilyn said...

Hi Laini, it's been awhile since I popped by. Sorry to hear you've had more snow...we were just up there for 5 days and caught the tell end of the Xmas mess. Took my stepson to Doug Fir for breakfast...and thought of having met you and Liz Elayne there years ago. ;) Hope all is well in your world. Blogging fell by the wayside last year, but looking to reconnect with folks this year. Wishing you and Jim a lovely year. xo

Q said...

Smart dog. :)

jone said...

I hope you make it to the coast safely. I was astounded at the amount of snow I wok up to yesterday.
Hapy New Year.

CocoaStomp said...

Oh nuts, I hope you made it to that groovy coastal house! Team Temairik/Hedquist is illin/allergyin, so I would gladly take your snow and road closures being couch bound.

And what a smart pooch, I like that it was someone videotaping the tv. Sounded like tinsel tinkling in the background or something :)

Christy Raedeke said...

Oh, I really hope you made it to the coast! If there’s anything worth braving icy roads and flooding rivers for it’s a cozy writing cabin at the beach! Sending thoughts for warming winds and creative inspiration from down here in southern Oregon…

Jehsyka said...

Well, certainly hope the weather doesn't drive you insane.
;-)
I actually wish I could be in Portland right now. Nothing like rotten weather to turn the writing gears. Psh...turn the writing gears...I'm picking up too many weird phrases.

Janette Rallison said...

I love the way none of the shoppers seem to be at all surprised that there is a random dog walking around the store. Are we really all so singleminded when we shop?

shelburns said...

Had to come back and let you know that I've given you the Butterfly Award. See my post here.

Corina said...

It's Sunday and it snowed again. We got 2 inches here. Now it's raining. The river behind the house reached 6 feet over flood stage on Friday. Let's see how it does this week with rain in the forecast for the next three days! Geeessshhhhhh! You'd think we lived in the North Pole and not in Portland!