The emails to the outside world continue.
Subject: Friday Flooding
Hello everyone, still here, still pumping. At the present time the water is holding steady here. Fargo the city itself is having a lot of problems, but they also have a lot of resources to draw from.
Yesterday we had some filled sand bags delivered by boat to the next door neighbors, they have a plastic tube dike and the ground is getting really mushy, all the dikes are meant to be temporary, its been a lot of water for a lot of days. It sounds like we will be isolated for another week or so.
Dad went home yesterday, Mom brought us KF Chicken, candy bars, bananas, chips and vegetables.
Yesterday was a hard day, the wind was blowing about 30 mph causing lots of waves. We added some sand bags on the leading edge of the wave action. The guys at the Air Guard hauled filled sand bags from Kindred, then they ferried them over in the windy water.
Mom was here just long enough for coffee and a hug and back out again.
Gene just finished a long water watch, I slept five hours. We now set the alarm every hour in case some one dozes off. Sometimes it helps to just lay down for 20 minutes, This is an emotionaly exhausting situation, but we are trying to keep a sense of humor!
Today Gene will go out for drinking water, when our community well had a burned out motor they opened the old sealed well and started it up but it may be contaminated.
Hope you all have a good day!
Love gene and con
View from the deck looking North.
All the snow melted little by little.
View from the garage
Our transportation a flat bottom duck boat with an electric trolling motor. It is moored just outside the sand bags that surround the house.
Our garden shed
When the guys from the Air Guard brought over the sand bags in a fishing boat, they could only ferry so many filled sand bags at once. The boat was really heavy and rode deep in the water, they had to be really careful. It was scary watching them motor over from the landing.
In a day or two or five our Realtor/friend Vern would come by in a boat, as he approched our sand bags he hollered “Is it safe to visit? Does she have a gun?”
Links to earlier days of the flood.