Oh, Mercy!! Sounds like the desert is returning! I feel for the cattle ranchers. We've had dry periods here, but nothing to that extreme. We're on a well, and after 25 years, we're still getting water from it. I think it's tapped into an underground river. There's a lot of underground springs in these parts. We're getting our first snow of the winter. Won't be much. Maybe 2 inches if that much.
I now have a ruptured disk which I just aggravated just before Christmas! Lost my best friend, Nellie back in July. She was the best dog ever! But I've just gotten a stray cat I found wandering into the Walgreen Store, so I'm giving him a forever home. Named him, Gus. Seemed to fit somehow. Sorry about your 2013. 2014 has got to be better! At least, that's what I'm aiming for!