FEAST OR FAMINE
From a time of lakes ten feet below the normal level, leaving docks high and dry to many inches of rain, the Dallas/Fort Worth area depends on fate to supply its water.
Yes, the many days of rain have made my just planted grass up to three inches high, but we have enough water in the driveway to move up into the garage almost to the top of the cement platform on one side where the lawnmower sits, hopefully still on a dry surface. By now, I wish I could give California some of the rain.
After tightening the Velcro flaps on my husband’s rubber sandals, I ventured out to dig a trench in the dog yard (no dogs at present) to facilitate the drainage. Wading through three-inch deep water chilled my feet and ankles while the rain kept dampening my hair and my shirt. You can’t do much with a shovel and hold an umbrella.
Unfortunately, the dog yard was flooded too, but I managed to dig the trench a little deeper, which increased the flow of water from the driveway and garage. However, I soon decided that was as much as I could improve the situation. Stepping into the ditch to return to the driveway, I discovered it was now at least six inches deep, so I found a higher place to step with my left foot because I had a healing sore on my ankle.
I left the rubber sandals on the porch and wiped my feet on the rug sample just inside the door. However, when I washed my feet, many fragments of leaves were left in the sink after I drained the water. I followed the soap treatment with alcohol on my healing sore before changing the bandage. Hopefully, I won’t get an infection.
Two good things remain. After living in Michigan with its long dreary winters, I don’t let the weather keep me from doing anything I want. Also, the latest set of grass seeds I planted are sure to come up in a few days, and hopefully, bask in some sunshine.
Until then, I’ll rejoice in the news that I just registered for Rom.con, where I will sell copies of my book, Romancing the Gold, (about digging for gold – click on books to read more) and perhaps its sequel, Romancing the Doctor, if it gets edited and published in time.
About Carolyn Rae
Carolyn Rae (a/k/a Carolyn Rae Williamson), wrote Romancing the Gold, published in September 2014 by MuseItUp Publishing, a tale of smuggling at an archaeological dig involving a handsome photographer and a trek through the Peruvian jungle. She also wrote the text of There IS Life After Lettuce (Eakin Press), a cookbook for heart patients and diabetics and has a master’s degree in home economics. Whenever she tastes a delicious high calorie dish, she goes home to make a more healthy, but still tasty version. Her other passion is writing romantic suspense and delving into the minds of stalkers, bombers and terrorists that threaten the course of true love. Her profile and travel articles have appeared in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Positive Parenting, AAA World, Hawaii and Alaska, and Romance Writer’s Report.