Wednesday January 4, 2023 Guerneville CA.
Rain, yes, lots of it
It was raining as I got it going today, so I was stuck in the house most of the day. It stopped for a bit then started raining some more. Just before dark I went out to shut the Chickens in for the night and the light in the chicken coop didn’t work. I discovered the power went off.
The storm really picked up just after dark and has been raining heavily since.
Fire up the generator
About six, my brother Tom, who lives next door to me came over and wanted to start our generator that supplies both our houses.
He’s seen some news and said the coastal road north along the ocean, a lot of big trees have fallen and they closed that road, it was so bad.
Checking on stuff
Now that I had power I was able to use my brother’s cable internet and check on stuff to see what was going on.
Seems the river is about to flood, pretty good by Thursday night. No worries for us as my great grandfather was smart enough not to live in the flood zone. However we are used to the flooding as it did it a lot when we were kids, which we liked as there was no school.
In 1964, me and a buddy took an old canoe down Guerneville’s main street which was flooded. We also paddled around the area a bit and got real wet and had a great time.
The Russian River is historically known for it’s flooding, among other things, so you’ll likely hear about us in the news as the news guys like to play it up.
More rain coming
Anyway, we should be just fine as the storms continue to come in for the next week or so.
In the 1950’s we had good storms like this almost every year and the old timers were used to this.
The only thing is there are almost no old timers left. :O) Newer people tend to freak out.
I have a wood stove that I keep just for this purpose, so I think I’ll get it going, although, when it rains, it’s not usually very cold around here. 50 degrees F. ish.
We’ll see what develops and keep you posted when I have power and internet.
Nice day, reminds me of old times.