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Tennessee is Underwater

Since they aren’t reporting it over much of the rest of the country, I thought I should let you know that TN suffered massive flooding this weekend and much of it remains under water.  30 counties are in a state of emergency.  Roads, homes, schools, businesses have all floated away or just sunk.  The flood level of the Cumberland & Duck rivers are not expected to completely recede until the end of the week.  We live on high ground, so we are very fortunate.  Our town was mostly not badly hit, though much of the rest of the county was.  My sister was stranded at her hotel an extra day, a hotel which was, shortly after her departure, evacuated and the road closed.  one house was underwater and on fire at the same time (made possible by asphalt shingles, it has been postulated).  18 people were dead at last count, 10 of those in Nashville, but more are expected to be found once the waters recede.  My sister’s friend from work lost nearly everything she owned. About the middle third of the state has suffered massive amounts of flood damage.

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Other than that, mostly been sick with a horrible cold or other illness on and off for about a month now. There has been a lot of cooking (rye bread, apple pie, circus peanuts, marshmallows, banana nut muffins) on well days, and much writing outside AC, some of which can be seen on my Got 2 Be Green tab.  Got a manuscript submitted, too.  That really is about it.

Reading, writing & fiber arts

I know it’s been a while.  I’ve been busy, traveling back and forth between TN & TX , cooking, writing, reading, taking photographs, hanging out with my nephew, creating baskets and other goodies, visiting a fiber festival and generally making a nuisance of myself. 

Soon I am going to make time for a full entry, but for the moment, just this brief update is possible.

I have found the ultimate recipe for crab cakes, chocolate iced custard filled donuts and a few other things.  Stayed tuned, as I wil lbe sharing them in the coming weeks.

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Five children’s photographers near Nashville, TN.

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Here in middle Tennessee, it isn’t rare to have snow flurries in the forecast and never see the first flake.

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