Random thoughts on axes, knives, axe use, woodworking, bushcraft, wilderness survival, camping, hiking, and gear assessment. So he entered an elderly couple’s home and although soaked, he said it felt like sacred ground. Estimates are that we’ll receive among 12-36 inches by Tuesday. Our pals in Dallas had been put on alert we may possibly be showing up. Also, on this evening in Utah, as everybody settled in to sleep (soon after a game of Dungeons and Dragons, a staple every night) I was capable to do a Google search and discover a whitewater rafting outfit, a brief distance away.
Our river guides from Adrift Adventures have been amazing. Armed with cleaning supplies, we walked from door to door, and entered those properties where we were needed. We lit the candles on his cake, he closed his eyes tightly – produced a want – and blew out the candles.
As I talked about, the majority of folks have no one particular to support, except volunteers. As this was only our second night of camping, we had not however perfected the right quantity to cook during meals, or how to pace ourselves and make meals much more if needed.
He had been skeptical about going, he is so busy with operate – he did not think he could take the time. I’d rather know that any monies are receiving straight to the people who need it. We went for a 10-minute stroll wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas.
We’ve offered, and they have accepted, to come reside with us till they can get any necessary repairs completed. So there are thousands of individuals that are out – volunteering their time to pull down saturated cabinets, rip up flooded carpets and floors, and rip out sheetrock and insulation.
What we see firsthand, is that the require is so wonderful here, that there are not enough contractors to go about and most individuals never have the funds to hire assist nor do they have flood insurance coverage. A lot more than 450,000 men and women had been evacuated in the region, and at least 100,000 houses had been impacted by floodwater.
Tuesday, we – no surprise – woke up to rain. On the way to the river, they made a brief stop and took us on a brief hike up a canyon to show us Fremont petroglyphs that dated back one particular thousand years ago. In the previous two days, they’ve distributed 800 bags, and their shelves are now virtually barren.
We pulled in to our campsite – set up our tent – and braced ourselves for what appeared to be huge storm clouds rolling in. We gathered blankets and pillows, and bags of toys and games for donation to local shelters. With all of this “free” time on our hands, I believed what greater time to organize and paint the garage floor, a chore we’ve been placing off for the previous two years.