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Hi everyone, just wanted to update you on what is going on.
Life along the Mississippi river!
We spent last week working on our new house while keeping an eye on the river levels and Monday we came back home as it was time to sandbag. We didn’t have internet in Maquoketa and honestly…..after working all day I was too tired to blog if I could have. Ironically, our internet was turned on yesterday.
Bob built a wall and then we sandbagged around it. We are so grateful to all of the friends and family who helped us. We have a pump in the basement and yesterday Bob put another pump behind the wall.
We are just down river from the Davenport, Iowa and they had a breach in their wall yesterday. We have also had tons of rain and for the first time ever ground water is seeping into our basement and……my quilt studio.
Fortunately I have been moving a lot of my quilting stuff to the new house. Most all of my things were already in plastic containers and yesterday morning when I first saw some water at the back corner I decided to move everything upstairs. I didn’t lose a thing.
Bob worked on putting in the new pump and also trying to suck up the water while I did the stairs about a million times. We can’t park anywhere close to the house or else I would have filled up the van with my things. I am grateful that I got everything out or up as this is what we saw this morning.
Here is the wall and the corner that Bob is getting ready to dig out and put a sump pump in (this was yesterday).
We won’t be getting any mail for a while. You can barely see our mailboxes below the Rosebud tree in this photo.
Life along the Mississippi river! Looks like we live on a houseboat!
This morning we will start sandbagging my brother’s house next door. His house is built back just a little; each house here is affected by the flood waters a little differently. Some have several feet of water in their basements already.
I doubt if I’ll be on much right now as so much is going on. I miss all of you!