During Gustav, over 200 squirrels were taken to the LSU Vet School. They just said that so far about 50 squirrels have been taken to LSU. And they asked that you NOT take squirrels there, but that you let them get back into their nests. Squirrels will have 5 or 6 nests so if they lose one, they have others to go to. I guess they got tired of taking in homeless squirrels!
We have a couple of nice big squirrel nests in our trees. DiNozzo wants to climb up and hide in one and wait for the squirrels to come home.
I did get my Plaid Bargello quilted. A zig zag pattern. Frank held it up for me. But I am not sure you can really see all the quilting well. I calculated there are 1512 squares on the front and 185 on the back for a total of 1327 squares! See the ribbons behind it? Those are Dutch's show ribbons! He was my beautiful Swissy Champion.
The rain continues. The eye is heading directly toward us in Baton Rouge. Some 500,000 people are without electricity and we continue to have lights! Yeah! The eye is now at Donaldsonville, south of us. And they say it is going so slowly it will take 4 hours to get here. I could bike to Donaldsonville in less time than that!
The generator sounds can be heard in the subdivision behind us. That is where the sounds of explosions from the substation are coming from.
The wind and rain continue. Our toilets are no longer flushing, so yes, Carrie, you cannot flush here during a storm. The lines get full of water, so obviously there is a leak somewhere in the line. Baton Rouge has been under federal mandate to upgrade the sewer systems for years now. Millions of state and federal dollars have been spent and I still can't flush my toilets when it rains hard.