Yeah... I'm OK...
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:00pm

Had to move a bunch of my stuff so that the drywall and kitchen can be gutted... And I'm helping gut my friends house who got a couple of feet of water as opposed to my couple of inches. I have a couple of friends who got over 6 feet in the house, one who couldn't see his roof from the air, and one who hasn't gotten home yet but the last one who went by in a boat said he might only have to replace the insulation on the underside of this trailer as it didn't look to get deep enough to get inside. So he may luck out.

The final 'official' total for my area was just over 42 inches. That set several records. There was one day with 26 inches of rain for the 24 hour period...

But I am hale and healthy (if a bit sore), and I have used it as an excuse to go ahead and replace my bed (which was past due replacing anyway) and replace/upgrade some of my older furniture that was purchased when I was a bit more financially uncertain in life.

  • Yeah, that sounded pretty awful.Poppet, Mon Sep 11 2:58pm
    I suppose you got off lighter than many. Hell of a lot of work, expense, and pain-in-the-ass factor, though...
    • Yeah... I'm OK... — Sprout, Mon Sep 11 4:00pm
      • You won't regret it.
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