Daily Archives: May 30, 2011

Good to Wow Week 21: Looking Up (and Down) SOOC

This week’s Good to Wow: Shoot and Edit theme is Looking Up. I am so happy that it’s stopped raining for the sun to come out. It was definitely missed last week!

Speaking of rain, it’s time to do a bit of looking down. This weekend we went out to my parent’s cabin to burn some stuff now that the fire ban is over and to see how flooded the basement was.

The waters reached up to two feet on Friday or Saturday, but went down to 6 inches by the time we got there on Sunday afternoon. Before anyone freaks out – the basement is unfinished and has lasted through floods before (note the insulation missing from the bottom – that’s from the flood in 2005) and the only thing that got damaged were some boxes of my sister’s stuff that she forgot to take upstairs. Thankfully they were rescued when there was only a few inches of water, so we only had to dry out a couple boxes of books.

I’m not posting this for sympathy as everything is quite alright and that sympathy should be forwarded to people dealing with tornadoes, fires and actual floods. Please take this as a word of caution about buying a house built on a flood plain even if there is a good dike!

The river itself is in flood, but had already dropped a couple feet:

Of course, what’s a trip down to the river without throwing a few rocks?

Now it’s time to wait for the next flood – this one was due to all the rain we’ve been getting, but there’s still a ton of snow that hasn’t melted yet so we’re not holding our breath.

What are you looking up or down to?

 

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