Thursday, April 2, 2009

The River Crested in Grand Forks! 49.5 feet, and falling

It's a good day in the neighborhood! The Red River of the North officially crested yesterday, at 49.5 feet, and is now falling. We're suppose to have a 2nd crest in a few weeks, but the expectation is that the worst is over (except for that wild card that Mother Nature can dish out from time to time.) Soon, we may be able to reopen bridges!

To celebrate, I consulted The Beautiful Miss Bonnie on a book review. Actually, Bonnie is the 2nd tier reviewer, because first Becky brought this book to my attention back at Christmas time. First-off, there's nothing as scary in this book as ShameWoe:( Vince the Bad. Bonnie scrutinized this book carefully, and gives it four paws up a tail-wag and drool. . . . very high marks indeed! It's a book of short stories by Stephen King, Just After Sunset, and she really liked the first story, "Willa," set in a creepy old train depot, but "The Gingerbread Girl" was her favorite. All the stories held her interest to the end, but Bonnie suggested that the last one, A Very Tight Place," is more gross-out than anything. But extremely Stephen King-ish gross out.




And because Bonnie did such a great job with this review, and because many of you urged me not to blame ShamWow! for ShameWoe:( Vince's behavior , I decided to give ShamWow! one more very cautious chance. (Mandy said," Remember, its not the product's fault. Its still a good sham wow, right?" and Jeanne said, "Remember it's not fair to blame the "kids" for the "adults'" mistakes.") Bonnie is personally testing out ShamWow!s suitability for a picnic.

19 comments:

Mom2Drew said...

You need to write a book, forget Stephen King;)

pat said...

Are you sure ShameWoeVince didn't escape from a Stephen King book? He kinda has that look... Bonnie looks so literate and bookish in her reading glasses. Glad to see she isn't vain. LOVE that closeup! Sending melting thoughts your way.

Sharon said...

By any chance to you bring back a case of Tequila from your trips down south? ;)

Becky said...

Good news about the flooding!
My ShamWow did an admirable job cleaning up a mystery Baxter mess for me today.
I'm glad you enjoyed the Stephen King. I thought it was a nice return to his old short story style. "Willa" affected my son so much that he couldn't sleep the night he read it.

shirley said...

That is great news about the river. Bonnie is something to let you put glasses on her! And she doesn't blame the ShamWow for ShamWoe's shortfalls, LOL!

Barb said...

Bob says "always think twice before saying well, bite my tongue." Ouch!

Suzy said...

Love your pix! And those glasses on Bonnie are darling!

Shanna said...

LOL@the glasses

Steph said...

Classic picture. Glad the weather situation is looking a bit better!

Raechel said...

LOL! I love your puppy, she wears her glasses well!!!!

Nicki, said...

Bonnie is so patient and looks good in glasses I might add. Glad to hear you are giving Shamwow a break. [innocent until proven guilty; day in court...and all that!]

Reds said...

LOL - love your book reviews by Bonnie!! Can't believe she lets you put the glasses on her and she doesn't move!! LOL!

Jeanne said...

Yea....good news all around! So glad to hear the worst might possibly be over and that you enjoyed a good book (although I've NOT been able to read Stephen King since I read "It" several years ago). That Bonnie is a wonderful sport and reviewer!

And finally, I'm glad you are trying not to blame ShamWow for ShamWoe's terrible behavior!!

Jena Photography said...

Great news on the river. Thanks for sharing with us.

{Farrah's POTD} said...

Hee hee...that's so cute! =)

Mandy said...

Hahaha....it looks like Sham Wow has held his own against Vince the prostitute hater. What great news about the river too. I used to live down the road from Steven King and actually met him once in the grocery store in Bangor. He asked me where is wife was. I didn't know where she had gone (apparently she was later found in the meat department) but it is a neat thing to happen. I really do prefer his short stories over his long ones...although I have read a lot of those too.

Stephanie said...

Too cute! Good news about the flooding!

NTD said...

OMG Bonnie is so cute. Just the fact that you put glasses on her and took her picture is funny. I've been keeping up with your blog. So glad you all are still okay.

Becca said...

Good news about the river! Love Bonnie w/her glasses!