Monday, June 13, 2011















Well, according to my last post, we were in a flood zone. We still are. However, the stress has lifted and we are staying dry so far. We are expecting water anyday now...the water table below us is now only 4 ft away from our basement. It's been a crazy ride these last couple of weeks. I have changed my running routes to take me along the river and document each day and how the water changes from one to the next. It's quite amazing really. The water is truly huge and I have never seen so much of it. Part of my route is now underwater and I detour along the road, which is a dangerous path with all the traffic. People have been coming from everywhere, camera and camcorders in hand to take their own documentation of the scene. Homes a few blocks from me are washed away...my photo spot is now underwater...thousands of sandbags line the end of my street for emergency use. I feel for the people across the state who have lost their homes, their belongings. Our basement is empty right now and we are hoping the new sump pump will do its job and keep everything dry. The flag pole in the first picture is now at the last black mark at the top tonight.


Our spirits are lifted this week and we have a new outlook on the situation. Things are just things. They can be replaced. We will do whatever we can to save them but as long we are together and safe, that is what is important. Seth and I had a date night Saturday night and we got thru the entire meal without mentioning the word flood...oh we needed that!


This week the dam will be releasing its highest amount of water...150,000 cfs. I'm quite certain we will have some sort of water seeping in with all that water coming thru. Please continue to pray that the sump pump can keep up and we will be able to "move" back in very soon! Even with all this, I still love the Mighty Mo and all its glory. There really is nothing like living by the river.



8 comments:

Rani said...

I am thinking of you and your family and let me just say, I love your attitude:) Praying for you...

DeAnn said...

Thanks, Rani! Although my attitude was not so good last week! Things are what they are and we just have to do what we can!

Another note...my friend Susan has beat the bully! She is cancer free!

Rani said...

WOHOO! Go Susan! Amen.

bobbione8y said...

wow! that is great news (about Susan)!!

prayer works!

which is why i bet your house stays dry :))

Sarah said...

Isn't it awful to see that the one thing we love most about living on the river (PIerre and Yankton both) is the one thing that is destroying these communities. Have to really wonder what the Corp was thinking.

Karen said...

Oh, DeAnn! I am praying, keep us posted.

Eaalim said...

Great blog, Thanks.



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Eaalim Institute said...

Great blog, Thanks.



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