The last 7,000 days of rain have demolished the Merrimack Valley. Wifey's school and Little Man's daycare have been closed all week. We've been pumping water out of the basement, but have seen very little damage in our home. In spite of living within a couple blocks of the river, we're perched on a hill. We're very lucky.
However, here are pictures of our communities. all photos courtesy of The Boston Globe readers photos
Lawrence -- where Wifey teaches
The Lawrence Dam
Juncture of Route 495 and Route 114 on the N. Andover/Lawrence line -- usually a normal road
Downtown Haverhill -- can you see the 30 ft stone sea wall?
Downtown Haverhill -- can you see it now? Right where those lights are? Here's a photo of the sea wall under normal circumstances.
River Street, Haverhill
Trying to salvage the new bridge from Haverhill to Bradford.
Groveland Bridge -- usually at least 20 feet above the water
Downtown Amesbury -- usually a nice swift creek
The Riverwalk, Lowell -- 10-20 above water normally
But as I look outside today, I can see the SUN!! I feel like stripping off all my clothes and dancing around in the sun like the pagan hippie I really am. If you see a crazed naked woman in Kendall Square today, it's probably me.