I think it is going to get to flood stage in a few days. I live about a mile from the American River, but don't worry as much as I would if I lived along a levee. If it gets bad enough then everyone would be hit by it. I would think at this stage the Folsom Lake & Dam would have had most of the water released so that it could hold a large amount of rain.
Joe (my youngest) came by today with his 2 girls. I had given him all the ingredients for minestrone soup to take home and make, and he returned some of the soup to me today. Yummy!
I just melted when Keira (the 3 yr old) came over to hug me and said "Grandma, I love you - you my best friend." She and Alyssa are both so sweet and loving. Like all the grandchildren, they walk in and say "I'm hungry", and then go to the snack cabinet. They also know I have grapes in the fridge, and spend most of the time eating or getting hungry again.
They decided I needed some Christmas decorations. I got out a ceramic Santa Claus, as well as a few ornaments from years ago that I don't even know why I kept. I don't like Christmas at all yet I'm thinking I will probably break down and buy a few more decorations and, (YukYukYuk) even a small tree. Since the grandsons from NY will be here for the season I guess it's my duty to not be a scrooge.
Joe got up on the roof and rigged the tarp around the swamp cooler. The wind was blowing so hard I was afraid it might billow out and take him flying. He's enough of a daredevil he would probably enjoy it.
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