The Country Mouse home is currently experiencing technical difficulties due to the storm that has been lashing the Bay Area and Central Coast. (I'm at work and doing this quick post during lunch.)
No power. No power means no running water either. No phone. No Internet!! This is day 2.
Also no tree where there used to be one, on our property next to the road. So sad. We had to chop up this lovely little coast live oak tree, so parents could try to get their children to school. Turns out there was another, larger tree down closer to the school. Bet the kids were glad!
My dad is at home snug in his cottage with a propane heater and camping stove (and windows cracked open to ensure healthy air!). We are going to install proper propane heating so we can have heat during power outages.
No mud slides, though, where we cleared. The old chaparral shrub roots are holding the soil. So - that's good!
More when we are back on line....