Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The dam at Mansfield, Indiana

The above photo was taken in May of 2010....the water is maybe up a bit, but now much.  Notice the wide expanse of water below the dam...then look below at the photo taken September 19 of this year.
What a difference in the amount of water coming over the dam.  The kids used to take their inner tubes and drag them up to just below the dam and then float down and come over the ledge of rocks.  They would not be doing that in the bottom photo.

We have had misting rain all day long...hopefully we will eventually get enough to get things back to normal.  We still have a long way to go.  Sometimes I wonder if we will ever catch up.  The creeks just seem to stay so shallow.

It has been a trying sort of day.  We went to Walmart this morn...I try not to go to Walmart on the first of the month, but was out of catfood.  The canned variety.  My cats had been living on dry catfood for two or three days and they thought they might starve if they had to go another day without a can of food.  So off we go.

Well, there was this one little old lady that probably thought I was a stalker...everywhere I went, there she was.  Right where I needed to go.  And she was a real lady if you know what I mean...just a gentle soul.  So some of the time I just went somewhere else, and others just waited till she moved...and I wondered how much longer would it be till I was that little old lady that wasn't aware of anything or anyone. 

So, we get checked out and are heading to the Rav4 when Roger remembers he meant to get oil to change the oil in it...so he unloads everything and heads back in to get the oil and filter.  I thought about telling him to be sure to get the right filter...but I thought he always checks and double checks.

We come home and unload and he takes the Rav to the garage and drains the oil and removes the old filter before looking at the new one.  He had picked up the wrong on...he comes to tell me he has to go exchange it. He leaves.  He comes back in a minute...the truck would not start.  Dead battery.  So he puts the charger on it and kills a bit of time.  Goes back out and it wouldn't start, but he ran the cables from the Rav to it and it started fine.

Goes for a drive before heading to get the filter.  He gets the filter and comes back out...the battery is dead.  He tells me to go next door to get a neighbor to come give him a jump...and I hate to...and think of my girlfriend...we hang up and I do head over to the neighbor but he is not home.  Another neighbor would have gone, but he has a condition with his eyes where he is not supposed to drive...so I end up calling my girlfriend for her to go.

Well, Roger makes it home..he had decided to just get a new battery...but Walmart didn't have one so it was a good thing my friend went...she took him to an auto parts store to buy one.

I know I am leaving out something...maybe even more than one, but this is enough to share at the moment anyway.  I am just glad the day is done and I can mess around a while.

Splashes of color everywhere....

We took a scenic route today coming home from meeting Lorelei's dad...oh, so much beauty.
I did not do a good job of capturing the beauty, but I gave it a try.
I will probably be doing several posts from this day alone...but can't wait to get out for more photos.
It was just glorious to see.