The good news is that we managed to go 24 hours without rain, which allowed the search efforts to continue for the 13 people who are still missing. They could really use some more hearty volunteers, able to walk at least seven miles in rough conditions.
According to TxDOT, the RR12 bridge over the Blanco River is now open, but with one-way, alternating flow until repairs can be made to the bridge's guardrails.
A photo lost and found has been set up at the Wimberley Village Library, so that people who lost most everything might be reunited with a few of their most treasured possessions.
The state of Texas has a team assigned to debris collection, but if you know anyone whose home was flooded, they could probably use your help hauling stuff to the curb and sorting it into the three separate categories mandated for pick-up.
Wimberley businesses need you! Most are back open now, and desperate for customers. They depend on income from summer tourists to get them by the rest of the year. Please come show them some support.
If you are looking for a place to send donations, The Barnabas Connection is a local non-profit that has been here for a long time, and whom I trust to see that the money will go where it's needed most.
One thing I know for sure is how much I love this little town, and the way everyone steps up to bat when one (or many) of their own is hurting.
And now, on a lighter note, shall we visit another of Austin's Weird Homes? Yes? Well, let me introduce you to "Sharon's House" -- the one where, as we entered, we found a guy coming out clutching his chest. He said the house was giving him a bit of an anxiety attack. Here's why...
|Formal Living Room, I think. Hard to tell.|
|The one bathroom that's actually useable.|
I must admit, I do love this quirky shopping cart grouping in the back yard.
Lexi says "Whew! That's a lot of stuff!"