Due to snow & rains, we had a major flooding situation last night. I didn't realize how bad it was until Shane got home from work, and said people were out sandbagging. He came in, got a bite to eat, and then was off to shovel sand, haul bags, and generally enjoy the soaking wet splendor a flood preparation. At about 1:00 in the morning, we realized it was getting worse, and that we could use some extra hands, and so we called in reinforcements. My Dad, Zach and Michael all came out to help us. I can't tell you how grateful we are to have people that are willing to come help in the middle of the night. They were out there until about 3:30-4:00, and they decided they did all they could do. No homes in our complex were damaged, but the house behind us got a little water damage. We found out the river crested at about 4:00 when they decided they were done. Here are a bunch of pictures, I wish they could do the situation justice. I can't put into words how much more water is on our creek than normal...even more than last year. Mother Nature is amazing! I just went out to look and there are many "items" stuck in the trees, including a large metal structure. It'll be interesting to see whats left out there when the water subsides. Here are some of the pictures.
These are Michael's hands after being soaking wet in his gloves. They aren't bruised, the leather dyed his hands that color. Hopefully it washed off when he got home!
Here is my Dad, Michael and Shane sandbagging...2:30ish am.
My hard-working sweetie! I'm so grateful for wonderful strong men in my life!