Thursday, August 12, 2010
Unfortunately one young lady was swept up in the flood waters and drowned. The city was closed yesterday when two major highways into the city were topped by the flood waters. It is reported that the water supply has been contaminated so that is gone as well.
Memories of Cedar Rapids two years ago has me depressed today. I know all too well how many of these people feel.
My prayers are with them all. And in those prayers is the hope they will find. . .
Friday, August 06, 2010
But not everything has been pleasant. Our home is nice but no one told us about our nocturnal visitor. We discovered after a couple of nights that we had a local raccoon that had decided our back patio was a great location for his personal latrine. I stayed up one night to see if I could scare it away but I missed him. I can tell you though that he came between 3 AM and 3:30.
I wasn't looking forward to this battle but as it turned out, it was a simple solution. I went to Home Depot and found a product called "Critter Ridder". I just spread the granules around the patio and I haven't seen the raccoon since. I can't believe it was that easy but it worked.
Guess I have to recommend Critter Ridder. It worked very well for me.