A long week.
I havent written in a long time because there was a huge storm this last week, We went to our friends house on Tuesday. Their names are Rafa and Minor. They have eight rescue dogs and one cat. I thought rescue dogs meant that they rescued people, but it means they were rescued by people. They have a very nice house, and we stayed there for almost a week. We didnt have power so we had to use candles and cook on a wood stove, like this.
Rafa and Minor are both very good at cooking. My Dad cooked too sometimes. I didnt like everything, but I tried everything. I really liked the pancakes .
After the storm, we walked down the driveway to see how many trees fell down. There were a lot. we also saw that the creek that went across their driveway had become a huge river! It dropped about 10 feet too. There was no way for us to drive our car across.
My Dad, Minor and my Mom built a bridge out of logs for us to walk across.We had to hold on to a rope to keep us from falling in the river.
When we got across, we had to walk a long way down the road. We saw a lot of waterfalls, landslides, and trees that had fallen.
Then we came across a huge landslide. The workers were trying to get it cleared, but it looked like it would take a long time.
Rafa let me wear the machete while we were walking so I could clear the path. We didnt pack enough clothes because we thought we would only be staying one night. I didn't even have a toothbrush!
They let me borrow some boots, but they belonged to Minors Aunt so they were for a girl. They kept my feet dry though.
When the road was clear enough, my Dad walked to Hush Valley. Its about 10 kilometers to our house. He brought back the ATV so we could go check the animals. We saw that a lot of trees had fallen down, and the river had washed away the waterfall garden. It made me kind of sad.
The one good thing is, I love rocks! There are some really cool rocks in the new rock garden. Lots and lots!
10/11/2017 04:01:40 pm
Hey Q Man! Glad to see you finally made it back to the farm. Sorry about losing your waterfall garden, but now you have a project to re-build it. Plenty of rocks to work with. Hope you are keeping a journal of your adventures so far. Look forward to hearing about everything. Bye!
10/11/2017 06:52:35 pm
Where did all the rocks come from.?
10/11/2017 06:56:38 pm
The river washed up all the rocks because of the storm. That what made the waterfall gardens a rock garden.
10/11/2017 09:07:45 pm
Q, I got to tell you, your dad just could be superman! No matter what comes up I know that your dad will come through for you and your mom. Please remember as much of what goes on as you can.
10/12/2017 02:58:43 pm
You all are living through possibly a once in a lifetime event. Live, learn and remember Q. We are all really enjoying your record of what you are doing and excited by what you are teaching us. Well done, I can't wait to read your next blog post. Take care my friend.
10/13/2017 10:30:37 pm
Hi Quinn. That is an amazing story and your pictures really help tell the story. Your life has really changed this past week and you will have stories to tell your children some day. You are very brave. Thank you for sharing. We are looking forward to hearing more about the recovery effort. molly
10/13/2017 10:58:54 pm
Great commentary to go with the pics...made me feel !ike I was there. Look forward to seek g more!.
3/13/2023 02:31:52 am
Thannk you for sharing
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