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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-02-08 11:02 PM
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We're flooded here in B.C. Everyone else okay?
The city drainage pond flooded, and our yard's under about 7" of water. Then, the city sewer backed up into our washing machine and basement, so we have almost 2" of water throughout the basement--and the rain's not done yet tonight.

Everyone else along 94 okay? We're getting hammered here in Calhoun County.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 01:54 AM
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1. Lots of rain and storms here in Jackson .. I work in Ann Arbor
Lots of power outage north of I-94. We were sent home from work at 8:45pm ... no power.
No flooding that I can see here. Still pouring though.

aA
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 08:11 AM
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2. Do you have power this morning?
Apparently, we were really lucky not to lose power last night. Most people around us did.

The backyard waters are receeding today. The high water mark on the backyard neighbor's fence is several feet high. The good news, though, is that the city guys came around last night and were baffled at what happened with the sewer backing up into all of our houses, so they're going to fix everything and pay for it.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 10:58 AM
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8. we have power here at home. Not sure about work. I'll call
there later. I don't start till 3pm so I'm thinking it will probably be ok by then. I'm glad the sewer cost won't be your responsibility!!! Hope you get it all fixed up quickly.

aA
kesha
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 03:15 PM
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12. ServPro hasn't shown up yet.
We're waiting for them so I can go to urgent care and get my arm x-rayed. *sigh*
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 03:23 PM
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13. oh dear .. What happened to your arm?
I hope you're all xray'd and ok by now.


:hug:

kesha
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 07:32 PM
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15. I slipped and fell in our garage last night.
I hit my left arm hard, and I apparently broke the radius head. I'm back and in a tight sling, and they told me no knitting for six weeks. I'm already feeling a bit crazy--how the hell am I supposed to make it six weeks?!
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 08:48 PM
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16. OH that really is too bad. I hope
you're not in too much pain and that you have a good pain med if you need it.

I guess you could get in some good reading. :)

I wish I could knit! My grandmother, mother and aunts were all knitters of beautiful things.

:hug:

rest that arm.

aA
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 10:35 PM
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17. Nope. No drugs.
I inherited a lovely gene from my dad that makes narcotics not work on me. I get all the side effects and no pain relief. So, I get ibuprofen and deep breathing. This pain's more annoying than anything--waking up from me kidney surgery almost 2 yrs ago was far, far worse.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 11:20 PM
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18. oh my. To the kidney surgery / pain I think I can relate
I had a tumor removed from the wall of my bladder. WORST pain ever! Thankfully, the tumor was benign. The pain was horrid.

I'm glad you're managing somewhat.

:hug:

Hopefully you're also recovering ok from the storms of last night!


kesha. :hi:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 09:35 AM
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3. We were okay down here in the 'burbs just north of Detroit
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 09:55 AM
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4. So, you guys didn't get that bad rain?
I just heard that 94 was flooded here and re-routed for awhile, not to mention several of the Creek's main roads for several hours last night.

I thought you guys got all the bad rain, too. Did it just drain better there?
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 10:24 AM
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5. We had a lot of rain, but I've seen worse in the last couple of months
Drainage is pretty good where I live (Huntington Woods, near Royal Oak).
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 10:30 AM
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6. Oh, good.
Yeah, we watched the water rise last night as it was an hour-long cloudburst. It got within a foot of our basement windows, so we were lucky that it wasn't worse.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 10:34 AM
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7. Glad everything seems to be okay today.
We had more noise from the thunder than we had rain. It started out as a fairly normal, steady rain and then intensified for just a while before it settled back down again.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 01:31 PM
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9. Doing fine here in Kentwood
We actually didn't lose power.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 01:33 PM
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10. Still no power in Washtenaw County ... NO work today!
I hope they still intend to pay us for the 4th :shrug:


Happy 4th everyone.

aA
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 03:06 PM
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11. My company golf outing in Dearborn was called off...
Hooray!

:party:

I got an early start on the holiday -- DUing on a weekday!
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-03-08 03:25 PM
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14. I wish I was psychic! I'd have made p lans to go to Ontario
for a couple of days to see my granddaughter :( :cry: We had lots to do this weekend and this extra day off would have made it easier to scoot up there and come back early saturday or even friday night. Of course .. by the time work informed us not to show up, it was too late to start out on a 5.5 hour journey.

ah well.

It will be nice to have a 4 day wknd.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-04-08 02:50 PM
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19. Many trees and branches down here in Ann Arbor
We got about an inch of rain but no flooding; it doesn't flood here much. I never lost power but friends on the west side did.

Basically, though, everything and everyone is all right. Good news.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-07-08 04:14 PM
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20. I drove from Detroit to BH/SJ last weekend
The road (I-94) was fine, but I noticed a lot of standing water on the farmlands I passed.
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