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Storm Watch, part deux

25 Jan

Boulder Creek, 1/25/2006, 4pm

4pm, 1/25/2008
3.54in in last 24 hours
13.31 total inches for year

30pm, 1/25/2008, +0.24 in

5:30pm, 1/25/2008
+.24 in.

Between the storms

9:30 am, 1/26/2008
+1.9″ (but no rain for a couple of hours)

See why we relax when the rain stops even for a bit?  We’re near the top of the creek, so the levels go down QUICKLY!  The rains are due to start up again tonight but hopefully it won’t be as intense.  It’s fun living in the mountains!  

For comparison, go look at Storm Watch, part uno 🙂

Note: At 4pm on 1/25, the creek is as high as it got in the last storm. The rain is still coming. This is the kind of storm we dread — tons and tons of rain, with wind when the ground is already saturated. The trees are coming down, folks! Think good thoughts! (We’ll be fine here but we may have trouble driving around by tomorrow!)

Uncovered . . .

25 Jan

We took down the range hood in preparation for installing the new microwave range hood combo dealie. I’m very excited about it. We unearthed some amazing paint and a tiny strip of wallpaper. My kitchen was mighty mod at one time. A bit frightening, really!

hidden past

Aqua paint, olive and pale blue print in the wallpaper.  My goodness.

We bought our paint tonight.  That was a bit of a shock, actually.  We wanted to go with low VOC paints.  The guy at the hardware store where we always get our paint told us that all the Fuller-O’Brien paints were available in low VOC so we happily picked out a couple.  Tonight, the woman who REALLY knows what she’s talking about assured us he was lying.  So, we had to pick new colors.  They didn’t come in quarts so we had to get gallons.  Greg isn’t sure they’ll work.  I think they will.  Hope so — $100 of the wrong paint would not be good.  I think I’ll paint up a sample board for him to look at and then he’ll feel better!  🙂

i and the bird #67

25 Jan

An Aussie holiday anyone?  Head on over to i and the bird, #67 for some rare treats from down under and, well, all over!