well, I have mixed feelings about this post. most obvious is my feeling of complete and utter thanks. Jason's office was spared from the flood. though just barely. if the river had risen as they were projecting, and crested as such, we would have had problems. major problems. but it crested earlier and lower than they thought which spared us. though just barely, spared nonetheless. no water reached the building, or even the sandbags.
the picture below is from our local paper, the Press-Citizen, and Jason's building is the one in the picture with the blue roof that backs up to the line of trees. as you can see, the building was completely surrounded by water, so for several days, we simply didn't know if it had reached him or the status of the office, as we couldn't get to it to check it out.
the reason this is so bittersweet though is because so many others in our community lost everything. while we are certainly grateful for our outcome, our hearts and lots of prayers go out to those who weren't so fortunate.