Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Snow is melting causing a flood in our subdivision.

We have had a few days of warmer weather - in the low 40's. It has been nice, but with about 1 1/2 feet of snow on the ground, where all is flat, the fast melt is a big problem. I took all these pictures yesterday afternoon. (2/12/08) We noticed small "puddles" of water in the backyard on Monday, and kind of laughed them off as our own swimming pools, but never thought it would amount to anything. Yesterday AM, I left for errands and school stuff at 1130 AM, only to come home to major flooding all around at 3:00 pm, and by 6:00 pm, it was even worse. All of the neighbors were returning home from work about this time, and everyone was freaking out by the amount of water. People were driving around taking pictures, angry with developers because they haven't put in adequate drainage site, etc. It was crazy. My dear wonderful, so smart husband finally convinced them that we needed to dig a trench at the back where the water was coming in from the field. Fortunately, someone knew someone who had a backhoe, so they went and got it, and Brad began "saving the neighborhood". To make a long story short, at 1230 AM he returned home very cold and tired. The problem might be fixed temporarily only due to the fact that today is below freezing - so now we have ice rinks all around us. Two of the neighbors are pumping water this AM (into our yard - not sure what to do about that - and Brad is at work), and they are digging across the way. It is supposed to stay at freezing or just below for a few days now, and it is snowing this AM. Oh, all I can do is sigh................this is all so overwhelming, but I have to say, that watching all the neighbors come together last night to fix the problem was very reassuring that we are in a great neighborhood. I don't think many of us slept very good last night due to worry, and I am sure today will be another long day trying to fix the problem. I was so proud of my husband. He had just gotten home after working 12 hours, and immediately went to work here. He is such a great man! Anyway, I will keep you posted on what becomes of all this.

Backyard, water coming in from field.

Backyard, northside of house.

Front yard - Hunter in the back ground. Brick is the front of the house.

Southside, backyard.

More of the South side of house into our backyard.

This is our trailer and propane tank.

South side of house about 12 ft from our house.

Flood Pictures

North side of our house looking at the neighbors.

Painting a pig.

These pictures are so cute I had to share them. Tucker often misses craft time at the Christian School because he goes to the Developmental Preschool in the afternoon. His teacher has been sending home the craft projects that he misses so he can do them at home and bring them back to school. He looks so forward to them that when I pick Sam up and she gets in the car, he always asks, "What Sammy Get". If she doesn't have a craft for the day - he gets a bit irritated too. So cute. Here he is painting a Piggy Bank, for the Letter "P" week.

President Parade

Hunter's class had a Presidents Parade today. (2/12/08) Each student had to prepare a poster size Bio of their president (which was chosen from a hat by all students) and display it at the parade. They also had to "dress the part" and memorize the Bio to recite to anyone who approached them during the parade. All the kids did a great job, and my President was so handsome. He was FDR. Here are some pictures of the event.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Snow Day Pictures

More sledding pictures

Mom even tried it!!


In a place where the land is mostly flat, you have to build your moutain. Well, okay, Hill, but we had a lot of fun sledding on this little hill Mom and Dad built up for us. The other kids in the pictures are our neighbors. They joined us and we had a lot of fun.

Going for a Ride!

Now this is the way to see the neighborhood Dad!

Eating Snow is so Yummy!

Tucker wants Ice Cream!

Tucker has been asking for Ice Cream for days now, and we have yet to get to the store to get some. So, today, while playing, He jumped in his car and told Daddy he would go get some ice cream. Smart boy!

We had SNOW............much fun!!

This morning we had new, fresh, wet, powdery snow so we all bundled up and went out to play. Brad built an awesome snowman too. (see post below)


Happy Superbowl Sunday!