Thursday, August 23, 2018

You Can't Get There From Here

I swung by a few places on the other side of town this afternoon. We had a lot of rain here on Monday and I wanted to see how the west side was doing.

I wonder what my nephews would have done if their Tot Lot had flooded
Andy would have been all, "Well then we go swimming."

Nothing says soccer like ducks and a kayak.

I think the game can only be improved by aquatic birds and outdoor nerds
Maybe I shouldn't have given away my raft

Auto repair shops looked crowded, probably from all the stranded and towed cars, and there were carpet cleaning vans driving from place to place. A road that has been a pain in my arse all summer was flooded.

Gammon turns into Park St. and a giant pain in everyone's arse
Will an inner tube get me to my hairdresser on Gammon Rd. any faster?

Can't say what the shovel and pickax were for but there's a lake in their backyard now

Three of my favorite day trip routes are still closed and since one leads to the best bratwurst on the planet and the other to the best shoe store, I'm a little panicked. Don't follow this link if you love shoes.

Metal doesn't rust, does it?
How will I survive without bratwurst and shoes?

Some joke in poor taste about a water park

The Shoe Box flooded and this article from WKOW talks about the owner not being able to cross the street because of the current.

I knew I wasn't on my side of town because this kid didn't pull out a gun. He said he was feeding a worm to a green heron
He was right, there was a green heron on the soccer field

The current! Steve (everyone knows Steve, he's given me great deals and free license plate frames) couldn't get to the store because of the street's current.

A preview of our family picnic in Middleton this weekend?

Holy shite my dad stayed in skilled nursing across the street from there and now a bridge is gone and they're talking about collapsing roads and hundreds of shoes floating around in waist deep water. Why do I find that image so disturbing?

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  1. Oh, I hate to see all of this. I hope the weather improves and it goes down soon! Take care!

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    1. This was just a few parks I stopped by yesterday, I think it's pretty difficult to get to more serious damage. It's supposed to rain tonight with more flooding expected I'm sorry to say. There's almost no signs of it on my street and side of town, LD.

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  2. Yikes, that's a lot of water. I looked at the shoes. I just couldn't help myself.

    Have a fabulous day and stay dry. ♥

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    1. My brother-in-law claims it's equivalent to 100 feet of snow. Ha, I could only glance, Sandee.

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  3. I'm thankful you are okay, that's awful. I do hope your bratwurst gets dried out soon! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks kitten, according to the news things are backing up and the east side has not escaped unscathed. They may close a major thoroughfare over here tomorrow. Paws crossed my furry friend because it's supposed to start up again tonight. I wonder if bratwurst float.

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  4. Wowza-wow-wow! Yes, shoes floating on a current that was not there yesterday is very disturbing, Jeanna. I would've wanted to do the same thing that kayaker did. Are the experts saying this is one of those 100-year old floods? Thank goodness no houses floated off their foundation.

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    1. Watching the news and didn't realize how bad it was for people fairly close by. There was a video of a 100-year-old lady with a rake in an area where they say, "homes are unlivable and cars are totaled." What's a centenarian in a house dress going to do with a rake? Lots of people with no place to live and I haven't heard of any shelters.
      I haven't heard that term, Susie, just a lot of, "I've (or we've in the case of local government) never seen anything like this."
      I don't know the extent of the floating house sitch, but am pretty glad I live in a loft on the 2nd floor.

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  5. Wow, you guys really got swamped. Be safe! High water can be so dangerous. Thanks for linking up today and have a good weekend.

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    1. I had no idea about post flood consequences because when you see it on the news they show the most sensational stuff and then it's over, but when it's local you really learn a thing or two.

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  6. oh my ducks!
    I alternated laughing at your comments, and shock from the emergency. Nothing says soccer like a kayak on the field! hahaha
    The skeleton doing yoga came from Pier 1 this year... couldn't resist, my other halloween is MIA in some big brown box in the basement (I hope) so I'm on my way to a crazy display in the new house! Wonder what the neighbors think...

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    1. I'm going to have to dig into that Halloween Box which is sitting there all organized and waiting to be dug into. I look forward to your crazy display.

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  7. oh my gosh!! I had no idea. Away from blogging for a couple of weeks and when I get back you've practically floated away, how awful. Hope things have improved by now and alll the shoes haven't floated away. Nice to see the kids adjusting and making the best of it all -- you too!!

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    1. That's literal for many people. I hear all the shoes not ruined are being donated. Wild, crazy stuff. Although they're talking tornados right now, can you imagine losing your car in that madness? And it was your only car? If not for the grace of God etc., etc.
      These weather guys are in hog heaven. One of them said, "80 miles an hour WILL take your roof off." Will it really.

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