Tonight was the annual lighted tractor parade, and like last year it was held in a downpour. But Ferndaler’s don’t care if it rains on their parade, they still have fun. This was my favorite entry, not only because of the general cleverness of it, but it also seemed very appropriate given the weather lately. Out of view is the tractor that is pulling the power boat on the trailer, which qualifies it as an entry in the tractor parade. The guy in the rowboat was actually rowing the entire way.
We had a break in the rain last night long enough for Williams Creek and the Eel River to subside a bit. But this afternoon the rain picked up again and from what I hear, our yard is once again flooded. I went out this morning to find most of our front yard including the walkways under about 3-4″ of silt. I’m going to wait until this series of storms is over though to clean it up, because I only want to do it once. I’m not looking forward to removing that much muck. The Eel got within a 1/4″ of flood stage last night, rising nearly 18ft in less than 12 hours. That’s a lot of water. I saved a copy of the dramatic rise.
The good news is that Trevor showed up. Not the brightest cat, he insists on being outside in all of this rather than putting up with Meg. Personally I think we should explain to Meg that if she keeps fighting with Trevor, she’ll be the one outside. But trying to reason with cats is a monumental waste of time.