Have You Ever – Flood Evacuation Alert Edition …

(continuing my occasional series of weird and wonderful things that never, EVER, seriously, never, happen to me)

…been issued an Evacuation Alert, (an ‘Evacuation Alert’ is to get ready, an ‘Evacuation Order’, is to get out NOW) and …

… you spend the afternoon un-winterising your travel-trailer, that you spent an entire afternoon a week ago, winterising …

… and consulting the lists you and your spouse had been compiling since you decided that storing your travel-trailer in your front yard, is a lot more prudent in these trying times, than paying someone 45 minutes away to store it for you …

… you start transferring goods and chattels from various rooms throughout your little cottage into the travel-trailer …

…when, with arms too full, and too many thoughts whizzing around in your head, you miss-time the step off the front stoop, and go arse over tit into the rose bush?

Love these little smileys from Clip Art. :) ... in lieu of video or pics which, funnily enough, I didn't get a chance to take as the world tilted me over

Love these little smileys from Clip Art. 🙂 … in lieu of video or pics which, funnily enough, I didn’t get a chance to take as the world tilted me over

Nah, me neither!


Assorted notes:

I may appear cool-calm-and-collected, but after today’s activities it’s only because I’ve been listening to Brett Lenahan’s YouTube channel all evening.

We can’t say we were surprised at the Evac Alert, but it still came as a shock, which is part of the reason why my bum had a close encounter with a rose. A bit distracted, I was.

Mind you, nothing focuses the attention better than that tiniest of moments when you know that gravity has you, irrevocably, in its sights, and there’s not a damn thing you can do except relax and surrender.

The flooding (and the Alert) is as a result of Atmospheric River #3, which is forecast to flow into our neck of the woods this evening, (Tuesday) and bugger off to parts east by Thursday morning.

Atmospheric River #2 ended yesterday, and happily topped off the flooding that had only just started to recede from Atmospheric River #1, (a couple of weeks ago) so, the three-in-a-row floodwaters will now have nowhere to go, but up.

The rose-bush is fine, (as am I, just a few bumps, bruises, and achy bits) it needed a good prune for the winter anyway.

We’ve done everything we can tonight. Now, it’s a waiting game.

Have another one

Have another one

I’ll keep you updated.


A new favourite from Brett …



17 comments on “Have You Ever – Flood Evacuation Alert Edition …

  1. May you stay alert and not evacuated!

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  2. ‘Vancouver’ on the news and ‘BC’ now make me worry about you. Stay safe.

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  3. I have everything crossed that the water will decide to go somewhere else, Widds… please stay out of the roses?

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  4. Patrice Davies says:

    Stay safe


  5. Kate Duff says:

    Stay safe and keep your chin up 🙂


  6. quiall says:

    I am glad you let us know the rosebush survive it’s close encounter. I’ve never been good at waiting. My thoughts and prayers are with you. And the rosebush.

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  7. Oh, my goodness! Holding out hope the waters recede quickly, and you and the rosebush recover.


  8. Sorry for the extra work and worry, but I’m glad you have a home away from home to prep your things in, just in case. Stay safe and dry!!

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  9. Sorry to hear about the atmospheric rivers and flooding. I’m glad you have a comfortable way to get out of danger if that comes to pass. Stay safe.

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  10. Olga Godim says:

    Look at the silver lining: you have a trailer to live in if you ever need to evacuate. Stay safe.


  11. Suzanne says:

    Take care. You’ve lived in Australia where evacuations from natural disaster happen more frequently than in Canada. Chances are you will be ok if you do what the authorites say. Have your personal documents, family photos, usb backup of your digital work and some clothes, medications and toiletries packed. Follow the directions from authorities, take some Rescue Remedy. Best of luck and thinking of you. ❤


  12. Ian Hutson says:

    Whatever you do, don’t forget to take the


  13. Oh, no! I hope it doesn’t come to an evacuation.


  14. TanGental says:

    Atmospheric River sounds like a Prog Rock concept album. Which giving how painful they can be is probably apt. And a third one? Well the difficult second album is bad enough. No wonder you’ve been put on alert ‘Madam stay away from the stylus’. I hope the only floods are the rushing sound of many ukuleles heading for the hills. As the policeman said to the over zealous guitar player, ‘Don’t fret,’… take care


  15. acflory says:

    Damn I hated ‘liking’ this one. 😦 Hugs to you and Mrs Widds. Try not to stress too much. And keep us updated if at all possible.


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