Friday, August 24, 2007

Flooded!

Not sure if anyone is following the news, but I live in Fox Lake, Illinois, and it has been quite a week. This is my backyard as of this morning, over 2 feet high and still rising. There is our pier out there, somewhere, normally 2 feet above water, now about 2 feet under. We are expecting flash floods again tonight...so wish me luck!
If you are waiting for a delivery from me, it may still be delayed until this water recedes...mail truck cannot get in here! We have been sandbagging the house, but our crawl space is to the top and its inevitable it will come up more. News has been here several times this week, filming the fish jumping in my backyard...this is surreal, you think it always happens to someone else.
My kudos to our town employees, they are working tirelessly delivering sandbags, helping any way they can....and believe it or not, knock on wood, for the moment at least, today, I have power!








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9 comments:

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Praying for that water to recede!

and for you and yours to stay safe and dry...

(( ))

Sugar Bear said...

Oh my goodness! I will pray things get better over there. Stay safe.
Karla

Debbie said...

That's alot of water Arlene...you take care, and hope the water level goes down soon!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

How awful for you Arlene - prayers are coming your way & I will hope that everything turns out ok for you & your family - be careful up there.

Kathy

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh, that's scary! My thoughts and prayers are with you that the weather will take a turn for the better and you all can begin to dry out!!
Smiles, Karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Arlene, You have been on my mind all week. By now I hope the waters have receded and you are safe and dry. Those photos are something else. Congratulations on having your sweet Lil Cottage Shoppe in Romantic Homes.

Sweet Remembrance said...

Oh Arlene...I've been thinking of you! Hope all clears up soon...
Priscilla

cityfarmer said...

yes, oh yes, we are at the other end of the chain of lakes and the Fox has left its banks....everything in our basement got scooped up this a.m. by the garbage men(God bless them)
people's piles of garbage were so high you could not see over them...
My son and hubby managed to retrieve my christmas boxes full of family heirloom ornaments and vintage that I've been collecting for 30 years....whew....I'm ready for some fall cleaning, let me tell ya.

hope you are recovering well.

She'sSewPretty said...

Arlene, I am saying prayers that the water will recede. Bless you and your family!!