It started raining on Sept 24th, the day of set-up for the trial.
On the positive, the dirt surface was the best its ever been. Im not sure , but it looks like they added new dirt to the surface. I also told them I need them to turn the dirt down 6 inches. They kept telling me they usually only go down an inch. I told them that was a big problem for the dogs. The top dries and the dirt underneath is rock hard and dogs start slipping and get injured. So they went down 6 inches. It was great !! The only problem was the rain. It continued to rain all weekend. It was blowing in on the one side, so that edge was getting soppy. We had to have the judge move the table because it couldn't stand up straight. The next day, we moved the ring out 5 feet, at the center. So no more deep mud.
I only got a few Qs. Java and Miley both got jumpers Qs. Java got a FAST Q and and T2B Q. Miley would have had a couple of more Qs but always dropped one bar.
This was my favorite run. I cant believe I made that blind cross at the dogwalk. To bad I mess up at the tunnel. Ugh.
The freaking teeter is still a problem, although she did have a few good ones. But then some really bad fly offs too.
So the rain started on Sept 24 and its still raining today. The rain over the weekend turned into a massive flood here in Columbia , South Carolina and the surrounding areas. It was suppose to start Friday and then Saturday. We had rain on and off but no 10 inches. I kept thinking they didnt know what they were talking about. But Saturday night and into Sunday morning, I kept walking up to the pounding rain on the roof. I knew the rains had come. And they just kept coming. In a very short time we had 8 inches of rain. Small damns just kept breaking and peoples homes and businesses flooded.
The rest of these pictures were not taken by me.
This lady checked our clubs building. Its flooded before but this time its really bad. The whole building flooded. We had rolled up all the new mats in the back room and stacked them up. Not sure it helped. We sandbagged the doors but I guess that didnt help either. I had left the agility electronic equipment in the closet there. Usually its on the floor but I had put it all on the 3rd and 4th shelf. I hope its ok. Now I feel like I should have taken it home.
This was Shady Grove rd, not to far from my house.
Here we are trying to fix the leaking roof again The tarp blew off.
In good news, its suppose to be sunny tomorrow. In bad news we had a trip to the beach , in the rv, planned. We were going to see Stephanie too. All that had to be canceled. I know , based on everything that is going on, this is minor. But I was really looking forward to Lou and I having some time together. Ugh.