The water is receding and land is beginning to emerge. I actually saw roads today that I hadn’t seen in a couple of weeks. All our water is moving down to Memphis wreaking havoc on those poor people down there. Our poor people up here are now in the throes of starting over: either moving to a new home or tearing up floor coverings, cutting away walls, and pulling out insulation.
They are throwing away things they didn’t have time to salvage and cleaning and bleaching what they think they can. The trash that was floating all over the place is now getting left behind on the roadways and in the yards.
Today I saw some tires, huge trees, a swimming pool, and general debris. The trees and shrubs are all brown where they were sitting in water, and now the water has gone down. I’m not sure if that is mud or dead leaves.
It’s going to be odd to see the Fish Dock, as we call it, the floating restaurant in the photo to the right, back down to it’s normal water level instead of eye level with the homes. The road actually goes down a steep hill to the river, and then there is a plank that people walk down to get to the boat. Right now it may be higher than the homes.
God speed to those who are rebuilding.