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Friday, April 19, 2013

Flooding

Just to let everyone know...I am safe...we are safe.
We are having horrible flooding in our area, and my Shug and I are living in a basement, but we are up on a hill.  I am so glad, or I'm sure we would be having basement flooding problems.  So many people are...

 This is the woods that we own across the road.

 The entire woods is flooded.

 We have never seen it this bad.  And this is why we do not have structures on this part of the land.
 It's called flood zone for a reason!
 This is the road in front of our house, only it's not directly in front.  It's about 1/4 mile West, to the four way stop.  There is actually an orange barrel about where I am standing taking this picture.  No one is allowed down the road right now.
 This is our woods to the left.
 A closer picture of the intersection.

 



 Another view of the intersection.  There is a bridge where that yellow sign is...it's covered.  I saw a truck cross it and my Shug said "DO NOT EVER DO THAT.  Bridges give way in waters like this..."  Not to worry!

 

 I'm staying home.  The wind is blowing right now and it's cold out again.  There were little ice pellets coming down on my head while I was walking.  I will always remember this winter/spring as being the worst ever because I had to get a house ready to sell, and couldn't get outside to do the outside work because of the weather!  I thought when winter was over, we'd be able to work on it.
 This is the reason I went walking wading this morning...
 This is my neighbor's (around the corner by the stop sign) pasture.  He has cows, chickens, and dogs.  I was awake at 2:00 a.m.....wondering....how is Kenny's cows and chickens and dogs....why is our sump pump on, they told us we wouldn't need a sump pump this high on the hill....how are my parents...that field behind them always floods.....


 Kenny's garden is all under water.
 And here's the chicken coop.  Their chickens are fine.  As you can see the water came up to the chicken yard but he kept them in the coop and they are ok. 

 And lucky for me my bees are on high ground
 Here are some pics of our pond. 
 It kind of looks like we have lake front property!
 I have always wanted a beach house!
 Now I have one!
Hey I'm planning on blogging again.
I needed a break from everything.  You see, if I can't do something well, I don't like doing it at all.  And lately, I've been pulled in every direction you can imagine.  Things are getting under control again...to a degree...to a better degree than what it was anyway.
I will post a house update on the house construction blog.  We completely finished inside the house and it is on the market!  YAY!  Pray for a quick sale.

Cindy Bee

17 comments:

  1. Oh my dear Cindy I am so glad you are OK. That is a lot of water you have there. It is good that you live on a hill. Be safe and your shug is smart never cross a bridge like that in that weather. Take care and I am so glad you are back and safe.
    I hope the sale is fast. Hug B

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    1. Well B...we are safe from the water, but right now we have no heat. My Shug is an electrician so he's working on the problem, but it's supposed to get to 31 tonight. Jeeeeesh.....

      Cindy Bee

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  2. I'm not sure why but it wouldn't let me post my last comment....just want to say that you're in my prayers, both for the safety of you and your loved ones and that you get a quick sale.

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    1. Thanks Jacque. We're doing ok right now....the water is starting to go down some and we are so fortunate it didn't get in our house.

      Cindy Bee

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  3. I feel so bad, our American neighbours are getting hit in so many ways this week.
    Jane x

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  4. most importantly you be okay - blogging break, flooding, house for sale and all...

    ;)

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    1. You be right. Most importantly, we be okay!

      Cindy Bee

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  5. lady this is crazy ...its a mess here too.... havet seen flooding this bad since i lived on the coast...
    i thought this only happened by the ocean...stay safe

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    1. Tabitha,
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      We actually had a flood like this in 2003. THey said it was a 100 year flood. I think it was a type. More like a 10 year flood.

      Cindy Bee

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  6. Oh my gosh! I am so glad you are safe. It looks just devastating!

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    1. It is devastating for a lot of people. Homes and businesses.

      Cindy Bee

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  7. Glad you are ok. Our house set up on a hill also so we do not get a wet basement either so far. Crazy weather. Glad to see you blogging!

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    1. Aren't you glad you are on a hill? Me too!

      Cindy Bee

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  8. where is the sand, seashells and sun - if beach front property - Vickie - YIKES a lot of water - flood zone, means flood zone, I guess

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    1. Good Question Vickie! I think the sand, shells, and sun floated on downstream!

      Cindy Bee

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Cindy Bee