Steph called me this afternoon and said the kids were heading down to the town square in their formal wear so I hustled over, grabbed a few shots, and then disappeared back here into my hole. They looked mighty fine and you can see the rest by clicking the photo...

Ok, here we go, my first flood! Hopefully I can just enjoy it without it wiping me out. Great new video below...

Our county is under an official flood watch so I decided to walk the creek, ever mindfull of Michael's warnings about snakes and water. It will only get better this afternoon when the level 4 tornados roll through. Is it too late to head to Florida for a few days?

In 1955 I was nine years old, TV was finally becoming a reality to me after living on the side of a mountain, and one of the first shows I remember was Davy Crocket. The phrase "Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free" was burned into my brain. So here I am now, living in his home town. Wow...

I dug up the first episode (a Walt Disney production) and here you go: Watch It!

I'm sitting here looking out on Shoal Creek, which runs below my window, and as the rain continues to fall I figured I better bone up on it's history. It used to be called the Sycamore River and Davy Crocket used it as a power source to run his powder mill, grist mill and distillery (i.e. gunpowder, grain and booze). A flood wiped him out in 1821 and he left the area.

On July 13, 1998 the creek flooded again after nine inches of rain fell in four hours, killing two people and resulting in the wide open space I have south of my place. Apparently the water came up to here and crested, wiping out the other homes in this sub-division.

They referred to that as a Hundred Year Flood which I find interesting considering that this will be the most rain in February ever around here.

They say that by this weekend it will be the highest rainfall February on record and since I live in a flood area I'm watching the creek below the house. There's also a new animal (groundhog) that's hanging out, and Piper don't like it one bit...

I've been wanting to pick up a new wall clock, and I use my Echo device to time my meals, so when Amazon announced the new Echo Wall Clock, well, it was a no-brainer and it arrived today.

I asked Computer to setup the clock and the first thing she did was set the correct time. You can tune in on the action by watching the video below...

Took a few shots of a couple cute birds fluttering around the front yard this afternoon. Click the photo below to see them...

My son Riley and wife Jessica have been getting dumped on at their NW Washington home. The power is out but the generator is humming and the place is warm, and he got Saturday off from his auto body job.

I made five bucks this week. Two car shuttle runs brought in $90 and I spent $85 on a DOT physical yesterday that I probably will never need. Beats a stick in my bloody eye!

(2006 Chevy Impala six cylinder with 157K)

Did my part-time gig today, running cars from the huge Manheim auto auction east of Nashville down here to town. Ended up in a cute little 2000 gold Mustang coupe...

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Dogs barking echoing over Tennessee.