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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #225 on: July 19, 2017, 12:17:09 PM »
This is Supersalesmgnr post, it didn't transpose like I expected.

Good to hear from you. It has been awhile. Nothing really new here as we continue to disarm liberals.
Nice to be back Supersalesmgnr.  Glad to hear you guys have been keeping up with it all. I have thought about this place a lot.
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« Reply #226 on: July 19, 2017, 02:39:30 PM »
Lol, yep still vertical!  Although exhausted. Sometimes I just have to do what I have to do.  I did, and Now, I is back! Lol

It's nice to have some breathing room.    How is Eyes doing down South.  He has not been in also for some time.   Hope you have a R/C/Weekend coming up at the river.   
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Re: Hi there....
« Reply #227 on: July 19, 2017, 08:08:39 PM »
It's nice to have some breathing room.    How is Eyes doing down South.  He has not been in also for some time.   Hope you have a R/C/Weekend coming up at the river.
Eyes s good, thank you for asking. Works a awful lot and is happy sourcing up his house and yard.
We will head down to the river Friday.....well kinda depends, no scribble that. We will go down.  River is very high from the storms.  Just had a royal one go thru and the morning will bring more ain.  Might have to pull the camper.  I sure hope not... Depends on the rains coming. Should be ok.  In any case, I'll bring my crafts.  I do that now, crafting. Its in and keeps me out of trouble. Lololol
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #228 on: July 20, 2017, 05:40:04 AM »
A morning.  In about a half hour off to mil house.  I make her breakfast in the morning because my So I got a new job.  She has Alzheimer's and well we just have to. River watch still going on.  Bleck. Not happy, but with the rains from last night thru Saturday.  Gotta watch. Its making me nuts lol.
Green beans to put up today.  But one good thing, the thing I felt on my head isn't a tick, probably a scratch from when I cut down the dead little trees. And, ah ha! Princess Diva dog didn't get skunked this morning.  Not a bad start of the day....
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« Reply #229 on: July 20, 2017, 12:04:16 PM »
Unreal,,, OJ got paroled....  :blink: :confused:
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #230 on: July 21, 2017, 05:26:11 PM »
Lord love a duck it's horrid outside at the river.  Just pulled the camper up and out.  Storms are coming and the river is high and screaming.
It's going to be a fun night.  Massive storms for northern Illinois.   Got the a.c. set to meat locker just in case we lose power, neighbors are gonna bang on the door if we need to help pull their camper in the night.  Then fingers crossed it doesn't go bug nuts, cuz we gotta pull our other  neighbors to.
Anything can happen lol. I could wake up and be an island...... or......not.
Gotta charge the devices...
So whatcha doing in your world. 
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #231 on: July 21, 2017, 08:00:04 PM »
Lord love a duck it's horrid outside at the river.  Just pulled the camper up and out.  Storms are coming and the river is high and screaming.
It's going to be a fun night.  Massive storms for northern Illinois.   Got the a.c. set to meat locker just in case we lose power, neighbors are gonna bang on the door if we need to help pull their camper in the night.  Then fingers crossed it doesn't go bug nuts, cuz we gotta pull our other  neighbors to.
Anything can happen lol. I could wake up and be an island...... or......not.
Gotta charge the devices...
So whatcha doing in your world. 
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Nice 86º day but have some 100+ day coming up.  Had a day calling 115º but that will not happen now.   

They pump the septic tank today.  First unit had 700+ lbs. of tree roots in it, unit 2 had 500+ lbs of roots and unit 3 there was no problem.  All the tree roots come into the yard as that is the only place there water 9 months out of the year.  They say it has not been pump out on over 20 years. 

I call my neighbor to see who would do it this far out.  He said do not call anyone that the boys would be over with a pumper and clean it out in the afternoon.  They open the first 2 units up and all they could see is roots.  They got the backhoe and some cable from the shop and had it cleaned out in no time at all, and pump both tanks dry.  They put a  commercial in both to stop roots from growing in them again and eat what was left.  Not bad for a half rack of beer. 
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #232 on: July 21, 2017, 09:13:34 PM »

Nice 86º day but have some 100+ day coming up.  Had a day calling 115º but that will not happen now.   

They pump the septic tank today.  First unit had 700+ lbs. of tree roots in it, unit 2 had 500+ lbs of roots and unit 3 there was no problem.  All the tree roots come into the yard as that is the only place there water 9 months out of the year.  They say it has not been pump out on over 20 years. 

I call my neighbor to see who would do it this far out.  He said do not call anyone that the boys would be over with a pumper and clean it out in the afternoon.  They open the first 2 units up and all they could see is roots.  They got the backhoe and some cable from the shop and had it cleaned out in no time at all, and pump both tanks dry.  They put a  commercial in both to stop roots from growing in them again and eat what was left.  Not bad for a half rack of beer.
Very nice!  You lucked out.  We had ours done last year at the river.  Put all new everything. Pretty much had to since it had been in for over 40 years.
I have an incredible light show going on and massive amounts of rain.  Its going to e interesting waking up in the morning. Low road is flooded completely all the way to the landing. River is fluxing down.  Not by much.   Pulled the camper and I think Himself was glad.  Key words like flooded low road, mud and of course.... :cursing: I will lose it if that camper gets trashed...helped....
Well, with that I should take his phone to him... It could he work.  We are getting nailed but good... Might be an island tomorrow... Rolling the dice.....
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #233 on: July 23, 2017, 06:10:06 AM »
Can successfully say we are not an island! According to NOAA predictions so far, we won't be an island.  This is good. The storms beat us up night before last.  Big huge thunder smackers came in 3 waves.2 before midnight and one about 330 am.  Had about 2" of rainfall where we sit the camper and the road was totally flooded into the green from our drive about 3/4 down.  The river jumped about 3.5' over night, coming into low spots and making itself known that Saturday was going to be seriously dicey. Me on the tablet posting predictions from NOAA, people starting to things ready.  Moving things, securing heavy items with rope, chains whatever.   Watching the river for debris and screams of one word... Incoming began.  Massive deadfall trees flying down a swift racing river, some live, some half. All sizes parts pieces whole 30 to 40'. Some maybe 4 to 10'.  Barely missing pontoons and docks. That was craziness. People running to their docks shoving with long wood these floating debris off and away. I took Lira for her walk and checked out the creek, our landing.  Slowly it rose.  Get her back in and out I went. Helped a guy by himself connect to his pop up, He couldn't tell distance, so I told him I would back it he could direct it and we would get it done. We did. Helped best I could to move stuff with one neighbor. She was by herself her people hadn't come yet from 2 hrs away. Water in the green was knee deep, but we got it. Best we could. Our friend comes up yelling for me to get Himself he needed help. Loaded with stuff to help I told him he was up go get him. At the time I was knee deep in water getting stuff to higher ground in the green water lol.  Time later, I head to his place where our pontoon was docked. Oh chit! A massive tree hit the dock busted the plank connect on one side. He, Himself and I had to pull plank, dock and pontoon to the bank and secure it.  By this time, don't ask me how much time, we were all in go mode lol. The whole camp looked like little ants watching for incoming, taking campers up and out. Its inching slowly, which is good, very good. Creek was rising, all of us were getting crinky about that.  Its the only way in and out.  Still good, we had bout 9" before out wasn't an option, lol. Check NOAA. Didn't look good, I could smell island time. But hey if the power held, no big deal.  Got Lira's life jacket out in case I had to float her , she swims with her front legs only. What can I say, she's a bit different. But that was ready. This went on all day long.  Now e wait for the creek to blow.  The river backs the creek from flowing. When the river goes down enough all that back up blows, kinda like a double whammy of sorts. Roll the dice, we never know how that ends up until it goes.
 One dock with a pontoon remains out there.  The guy refused.   
Besides the foliage flying down, somebody John boat connected to a tree went by, so also did what appeared to be a dock, we think.  But the fun part of it all was seeing the water birds.  Had a beautiful crane who hung out for the longest time at our bank. Baby wood ducks , n of course geese.  That was good.  Poor things needed a break.
Today, predictions have changed, for the better.   Lets see if that holds. Road n green still flooded, river still racing and on land.
With that, I am going to take my pup for a walk.....
I wonder whats going to come down River today,  :popcorn:  its definitely a flushing event.
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Re: An Elfs World
« Reply #234 on: July 23, 2017, 06:53:13 AM »
So this is not one of your better weekends at the river. 

Sounds like mother nature is having it way.  Hope the power stays on MeLady.  Sounds like you and himself will have a full day.
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« Reply #235 on: July 23, 2017, 05:28:44 PM »
So this is not one of your better weekends at the river. 

Sounds like mother nature is having it way.  Hope the power stays on MeLady.  Sounds like you and himself will have a full day.
That's an understatement.  Himself is bringing the generator home tomorrow.
As luck would have it,  Home got hitch slapped massive fugly storm.  So as it stands, I have no landline, no power. 2 houses to my left the pole snapped in half. The house next to it, had a 60' tree get uprooted.  :popcorn:
Solar lights for this evening and go fetch dinner. But! Ah ha! No current burns anywhere and a squad of WW2. Fighter jets did a my over, that was awesome!
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« Reply #236 on: July 24, 2017, 04:53:08 AM »
People get so excited when there no power.  I don't understand.  Ya got solar lights, use em inside. Gas still works.
Oh well,,, it's those silly things like campfire coffee pots, non electric kitchen tools.  Keep em, use em. Oh and coffee carafe to.
Well off to start my at...conserving power til the generator gets here. :popcorn:
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« Reply #237 on: July 25, 2017, 08:08:41 AM »
Power, phone lines came back on about730 last night.  The clean up crews have been up the block with end loaders filling up trucks with debris. I am impressed with the electrical crews, they came from far and wide. As far as New Hampshire, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, on my block alone.   
So business as usual today, gardens to deal with, lawns to deal with, sculkery stuff and work.
Have an awesome day!
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« Reply #238 on: July 26, 2017, 10:55:12 AM »
Usual kinda day. Looking at more storms tonight into tomorrow morning.  I got the sound of chain saws going on.  Phone line trucks going thru now. So back to it.  Gotta get these green beans ready for canning, dill ready for drying, secure house insurance and get the other stuff done...
Have a perfect day.
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« Reply #239 on: July 29, 2017, 06:29:50 AM »
Got in last night.  The river is down about 4'. Very nice.
Started pulling stuff down to ground level. Out to dinner at our fav lil place nestled in the fields. Just us, it was nice.
I just hung around up here.  Started  a knitting project,  I also brought an embroidery piece I would like to finish.
It will be a quiet weekend.  Grocery run, finish putting it all back to normal,  he will figure out why the electric lift on the camper won't work with a full battery, Lira and I will do what we do.....and depending on how I feel depends on which needle I pick up lol.
Have a great day!  :popcorn:
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