Tomorrow and Wednesday Cary and I are going to begin the mitigation planting. Torrential monsoon downpours are expected. Unfortunately, I'm not kidding - a major storm system is moving through the northwest right now. We've gotten several inches of rain over the last few days and all the rivers are at flood stage, several of my co-workers and the hospital are getting ready to evacuate. At some points on Saturday it was raining so hard I had to just stop what I was doing (helping friends move - nice day for it!) and wonder how that much water got up in the air in the first place. I mean, I know how precipitation works and all, but c'mon - it was like standing under a thousand garden hoses all going at full blast. That can't just be from water vapor cooling and condensing in the upper atmosphere. It's obviously the work of rain gnomes.
So why, you might ask, are we going to start planting during this epic rainstorm? Because the equipment's been rented, the mulch delivery is scheduled, the plants are in at the nurseries and we've already arranged the time off work. Come hell or high water, we're going to get this project started. Also we're completely loony.
There won't be any updates for the next couple days, because I don't have access to a computer when I don't come to work. I'll be back on Thursday with a report of all the wet, muddy fun, and maybe a picture or two. There might also be some inside-the-house progress to report on... I hear talk of flooring!