Friday, March 27, 2009

Welcome Back Mr. Flood - 2009

The first two pictures are in Grand Forks, ND. My oldest sister lives here, they are just waiting to see what happens. What a nightmare!!

This is the bridge seperating North Dakota from Minnesota. Notice the walls that will hopefully keep the Red River from flooding??

This is the same bridge......very high waters!!

This is my other sisters home, in Bismarck, ND. She was evacuated earlier this week and is now back in her home, that was not flooded. Yeah!!
It is amazing how people have come together to help everyone out during these tough times. My mother called me at work today to tell me that Northwest Airlines sent 2 of their largest planes to Fargo, ND to transport Nursing Home Residents to Bismarck. They are being housed at the University of Mary, and some were transported to the hospital/nursing home in Minot. They were in need of volunteers to help at the University, and I just heard from my sister that they have more help then they need. Isn't that great?? and then we have all the employees at the hospital/nursing home in Minot that are working extra to help out. The weather in ND may suck for 5 months out of the year, but we sure have GREAT people!!
Hope you all have a great weekend!!
Thanks for all the prayers.


Flood Update

My sister in Bismarck was able to go back to her house yesterday afternoon and her house was
My sister in Grand Forks, is waiting......they will have flooding at some point, but let's hope it's not as bad as 1997. (they are thinking it's going to be worse)
Gotta run, will post pictures tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

News Updates

If anyone of you are interested, you can go to to view pics of the flooding in the Bismarck area. (this is where my sister lives) My sister lives in the Fox Island area and there are some pretty devestating pics posted of her neighborhood.
I am on call this evening, so will be back tomorrow, hopefully for a much better update..Have a great rest of the week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

North Dakota Headlines........

Only in ND will you see these headlines in the local papers in the same day.......
*Blizzard Blasts State*
*The Red River Still on the Rise*
*SW Bismarck Residents Evacuating*
*Sanding bagging in the Blizzard*
*Crews try to Blast Ice*
This is what is going on. Yesterday we had another Blizzard, (ice, sleet, heavy snow) which has now spread over the whole State of ND. Three of our major cities are fighting huge floods, along with several of our smaller rural communities. It's not good. We have yet to flood where I live, but it's coming, we still have too much snow that needs to melt. My sisters home is most likely under water, noone knows, as they are not allowed back, because the roads are all flooded.
Please keep the State of ND in your prayers!!!
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blizzard, Flooding, Raining, Thundering, You Name It...........

You name it, we got it!!! Yesterday, I was worried about my sisters home being flooded, as they were evacuated from their home in the afternoon. Today, my main concern is getting to work in this horrible blizzard that we are having. It's no longer a concern, I am not going. I ventured out and it was not so nice, and I value my life more than that.

So, you can only imagine how I am feeling. I have been locked in my home since Thursday night. I was out for a Dr appt on Friday, went to get my meds and then home again. Now today, we cannot go anywhere due to the blizzard that we are having. I have always said I would love to be a stay at home mom, but I do need to get out of the house periodically. I am going a little stir crazy.

Of course, school was cancelled. So Alex is home, as well. He was home all last week, and was only out yesterday to go to school. He's going a little stir crazy too.

Our yard was looking to nice without the flowers were starting to pop up, now they are covered with yet another snow drift. I hope they survive!!! (huge sigh)

Enjoy the pics......I'm sure there will be more to come, as this is just the beginning.

This is the highest this snow drift has gotten this year. It was almost 1/2 gone from the past snow storms. Welcome Back Mr Snow Drift. (yes my garland is still up.....was planning on removing it last week when the snow was melting, but was sick in bed.)

This was my front yard last week, when it was 40 degrees. All the water had actually dried up, so was looking pretty good......

until this.........more snow. ugh.
I hope you all are having a great week.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Little Under the Weather........

The weather outside here is looking up.........(we were in the mid 40's yesterday) However, things on the inside are not so hot.
We started off the week with Alex waking up Monday morning with a temp of 104, coughing, sore throat, achey, fever, chills, etc. He was off to the Dr, and was positive for Influenza B. I've had Influenza A, so I knew what we were up for. (a very long week) Between my mother and I we were able to tend to him, as needed. There was not much we could do, as all he did was sleep. We had to wake him for meds, that's about it. He was a very sick boy.
I, however, was not left out on the illness. I started the whole coughing, sore throat, achey, etc on Thursday. I was to the Dr on Friday, and my test was negative. I just hope it all goes away sometime soon. I hate feeling sick like this and have been sick so much this winter. Yuck, yuck, yuck!!!!
Sorry for such a short update. I just wanted to let you all know that we are still around....just not feeling so well.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Baby It's COLD Outside

Just thought I would drop you all a quick note, and let you know I am still alive, just been busy and not really in a blogging mood!!!
It's freezing here this week, and storming in the eastern part of the state. We're hoping it stays there, as we do not need anymore snow.
My nephew is playing in the semi finals of the Regional BB Tourney as I type this. They are winning. If they win, they play for the championship, and have a chance to go to the State Tourney. He's an awesome player, love hearing is name on the radio. (it was too cold and crappy weather to venture out tonight.) We will have one more chance to see him play on Thursday, possibly his last game.
I am off to go hibernate. I will try and post more later this week. I am off Thursday and Friday, so will have a little extra time on my hands.
Stay Warm,