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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Just Another Wednesday

I've grown webbed feet. My gills have formed and I'm certain this green stuff on my arms is algae.

It itches.

My rain gauge has been emptied twice and both times it overflowed. It holds just a tad over six inches.

We're wet, and the rivers and creeks of this area are well above flood stage. Welcome to sunny Florida.


Sorry for the silence. My internet went out yesterday, early. Not so bad as it gave me a chance to read and watch the down-pour. Went home and continued to read, and watch the steady and unrelenting rain.

My driveway slopes up and then flattens at the top. I keep our travel trailer parked back and next to our privacy fence. When I arrived home it was parked in about two inches of water. A mess of leaves and debris had formed a dam where the upper and lower driveway meet. I kicked and scrapped and stood back and watched the rush of water as it flowed down my drive and into the street. The waters came within a few inches of flooding my garage.

Fiddler crabs now graze my lawn.

Reports are the groups's bug out location, the Boar's Nest, is now occupied by catfish. The building sits high on piers so hopefully the interior is dry. We have an old Airstream travel trailer parked nearby and I'm hopeful my ammo cans are water tight. I'd hate to lose thousands of dollars of ammunition, and other preps, but I'm sure the trailer is flooded.


The local horse, pastured next door, has taken his weekly bath.

Hey, I've business to run. See you good folks later.

Stephen

32 comments:

  1. Hope your house stays dry. With all this rain will gators be visiting?

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    1. Yes, the gators follow the flood. My home is high and dry. Ever so often if our driveway floods a bit of water will come in under the garage door, but it's no big deal. Thanks, Mrs. S...

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  2. Hope it drains soon.

    That's one way to find out of your ammo cans are really watertight. Dang.

    Talked with my dad in FL. He's fine, but having a hard time getting anywhere. Most of the roads around his place are flooded out.

    It is an excuse to read a good book.

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    1. The waters recede, slowly. Certain rivers are still at flood stage. Amen, it is a great excuse to read. Thanks, my friend.

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  3. Yeesh. We had 0.38 inches over the course of the entire spring.

    Now you know why Colorado is on fire and Florida isn't.

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    1. Sorry, bluesun, those fires are awful and I sure feel for those good folks that have lost their homes. Wish I could send rain your way. Thanks.

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  4. I hope everything that's important stays dry. That's a lot of water.

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    1. It sure is a lot of water. I too hope our 'stuff' is dry. Thanks, my friend.

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  5. oh my gosh. wow - that is a lot of rain! i really hope that whatever front is causing all of this rain will make a move to the places in the states that are experiencing drought! i hope that the Boar's Nest and your ammo are ok. take care, Stephen!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. The storm is out to sea now, my dear. I too hope our ammo is dry. We'll not know for a couple of days. Thanks, kymber.

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  6. It hasn't rained in southern Illinois if it did the grass would die of shock. Also if you have crabs in your yard i would catch em and cook em

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    1. Corey, fiddler crabs are tiny boogers...it would take six pounds to get a bite. Thanks....my friend.

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  7. As far as the Boar's Nest goes, consider it a dry run (pun NOT intended) for future flooding events. Being that close to a river, it will be a good test for the future. It may mean you guys have to jack the place (if possible) up a few more feet as well as storage sheds and such.

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    1. Matt, believe it or not we've had plans to move and place the trailer on a pier of crossties for quite some time. We have a 'to do' list and it just hasn't made it to the top...guess we'll reconsider and address the list and correct our oversight. Thanks, my friend.

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  8. We're having hectic rain, too. Hope the horse is OK - looks a tad panicky...

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    1. Thanks, Dani. The picture of the horse is a file copy. I haven't taken a picture of 'our' horse in a while and just didn't have a copy to post. She's fine. Likes the water.

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  9. We are dry down here. I walked over to Bonnet Creek comes off of Bay Lake at Disney's Magic Kingdom area, and Ft. Wilderness, its up about a good 3 feet.

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    1. We've set a forty-eight hour record for rainfall...I've had enough. Thanks, Rob.

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  10. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)June 27, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Sorry about all the darn water! Friday we had one of those freak micro-bursts. Took down some huge branches and damaged our garden. Today we have the tree guys here taking down five more big trees. Cha-ching, cha-ching.
    It's ALWAYS something here......

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    1. Think firewood....it's always something here too, dear Phyllis. Thank you.

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  11. You should use your new foodsaver to package ammo before storage for some extra protection...Hope your powder's dry, shame about the trailer. My advice? Get to it ASAP nad run fans to dry it immediately. That will mitigate any potential mold issues and may prevent you from having to re-do it except for carpet.

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    1. With the amount of ammo I have in storage it would take a trailer load of foodsaver bags to store it and even then I'd need to double wrap the ammunition. It punctures easy due to sharp tips...thanks, my friend.

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    2. Damn. I'm heading YOUR way when the zombie apocalypse happens. Got any 7.62x39?

      LOL

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    3. Erinyes, sorry it's taken me so long to reply, but yes I have thousands of round of 7.62x39 and a few AK's and SKS's in which to use it. You're more than welcome when the zombies attack...thanks.

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  12. Sending some drying vibes your way. We could use a little wet. Be safe!

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    1. Nice to hear from you, Lila. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for the dry vibe...

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  13. Wow, we could use some of that here. Stay dry. Let's hope that ammo is safe.

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    1. Much of it consist of battle packs (plastic wrapped) in sealed ammo cans so I pray its fine. Thanks, my friend.

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  14. Glad to see your head, and house, are still above water!

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    1. Me too. Many were not so lucky. Thanks, my lovely friend.

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  15. I thought about you the other day when I heard it was flooding down there. Hope you and yours stay dry and safe.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. We're fine. Take care.

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