Is it really quitting today? This morning the weatherman said the rain was gone, except for a couple of pop-up showers along the Pitt County/Beaufort County lines. I promptly looked out the window to see it was raining still. I do NOT live along the Pitt/Beaufort county line. There's still a light mist outside. We really needed the rain, but this much rain was insane! I don't know the exact amount, but last I heard it was about 15 and a half inches over the last two days. I can't help but wonder if any of the cotton crops have been, or will be, ruined by this much rain. Jacksonville got several inches more, and I heard that Wilmington got well over 22 inches! My chickens weren't in standing water. The land is fairly high back there, but the poor things were certainly standing in mud. One of my roosters, a white silkie, died. No clue why, except I assume between the cool temps and the rain he may have gotten pneumonia or something to that effect. I'll have to check them again this evening. Mike will check them today.
I tried to get rid of a few of them. I put an ad in the Carolina Bargain Trader, but I only got one phone call. A lady called, who said her husband told her to call. She wanted to discuss it with him and call back. She never called back. I may have to feed them through the winter, then take them to auction. C'est la vie. Oh, and I just sent in another ad to find homes for these kittens. I have five that need homes. Otherwise, I'll have to take them to the pound and hope Saving Graces For Felines will pick them up.
Well, I start my new job on Monday, October 13th. At least I think I do. My new boss called me last Friday and offered me the job then went on vacation. To my knowledge he'll be returning to work on Monday. My current boss didn't give a counter offer. I really didn't think he would. It was just too big of a difference. My current position was posted in the company, and on the company web site (http://www.airgas.com/) and within two days I've heard that they've received over 40 applications. The position is posted for 10 days, so I can only imagine how many apps there will be!