Here we go again!!!!!!

I have serious doubts about whether me and Junior will ever get out fishing together this year.
After experiencing flooding through most of the spring, it appeared we would be able to reach Ol' Tom's boathouse by foot late this week or at least before June 1 with the river going under 10 feet. Now, after Saturday night's deluge of rain, the National Weather Service predicts the Mississippi River will raise almost 2 feet by next Sunday. Can you believe it?
As of 7:15 a.m., today, the river stage in La Crosse was at 10.89 feet. It is now forecast to reach 12.7 feet by 7 p.m., on Saturday, May 25. For those who don't pay much attention to the river, flood stage is 12.0 feet. A "no wake rule" for boaters is in effect in La Crosse County whenever the river reaches 10.0 feet.
At 6 a.m., this morning, our rain gauge showed 2.5 inches of precipitation from overnight. Our neighbors to the north, stretching all the way to the tips of Minnesota and Wisconsin, received even more rain. And, more rain is in the forecast, especially on Tuesday.
Years ago, rain and high water never bothered me and Junior. We simply paddled his canoe out to the boathouse, hopped in his boat and motored out. However, age and health problems have affected both of us.
Junior's recent back surgery limits his movement for another 6-8 weeks. His doctor prescribed no fishing from a boat for that reason. Cancer and stroke have slowed me where I lose my balance easily. I don't trust myself in a canoe anymore.
All we want to do is to be able to walk out to the boathouse and fish from it, let alone crawl into his boat. That's not too much to ask, is it?