Subject: Sat…still here
Hello everyone, we are still holding our own, Day 11 of high water.
Grand Forks is in trouble, talked to Gene’s Cousin Bonnie and Wayne, they are getting ready to evacuate. Fargo is not in wonderful shape either, today is sunny and clear, no rain yet!
It is getting to be a really long time stranded, heard that UND closed for the rest of the semester, so there may be hope for NDSU to do the same, have not been in any shape to study.
It is encouraging to get all your messages, we appreciate the life line out of here!
The water has receded an inch in the last 24 hours, we have two pumps going full time, two more just part time. Everything is still pretty soggy, pray for NO rain.
Gene was really discouraged yesterday. WATER, WATER, he has never been real patient. He got a good nights rest, I let him sleep til he woke up. I watched TV in between dike watch, some old movies. We had a muskrat looking for solid ground, I scared him as much as he scared me, I think he was on the dike but swiftly swam away.
Geese and ducks are going north, Gene says they are all laughing at us dumb people as they fly over. We have many birds on our island, I am feeding them, even the poor sparrows and grackles. We have a whole group of robins getting worms out of my south flower bed up next to the house.
We will hang in there another day, wish we could have some idea of when this will be over. Sometimes we think it will never end.
Hope you are all fine. Gene and Connie
Our island home
Water flowing between us and the neighbors to the north.
Our Cul de sac
The radio station KFGO was our lifeline, our radio was hardly ever turned off. We used our computer for email and to check river levels.
Other than a neighbor boating over, or my parents bringing supplies we had no company…it was just us and the water…an enormous amount of water. Water as far as the eye could see.