Friday, August 13, 2010


This is in response to many of your questions. We have been experiencing a bad flood here in Ames. Luckily, our basement did not get flooded. But the water was awfully close to our house. Although our basement did not get flooded, our neighbor's (in the other unit in our duplex) basement did. I don't know how to explain that...except that we were blessed. We have been doing well despite having to boil our water. We are so grateful that we had a little bit of water storage so that we have been able to drink good water and not heat our house up too much. They also recently started handing out water to the citizens of Ames, so we have been ok. Things should be under control by next week. Although we will probably have a lot of standing water and extra mosquitoes for a while. :)

Here are some pics of before and after the flood.

Before (there are also pics of before the flood in the last couple of posts):
After: You didn't know we lived by a lakefront property did you?


Michele said...

Holy heck, that's a lot of flooding. Glad you guys are doing ok depspite that. Stock up on the mosquito repellent.

Jeremy said...

We drove through some flooded areas on Wednesday (going Orem to Milwaukee). Nice that you're on high ground.

Jeremy said...

Good that you're on high ground.

We drove through part of the flooded area on Wednesday (going Orem to Milwaukee). Looked pretty bad.

More Joy in "The Service" said...

I'm sure the faith of a little boy had something to do with it. When John heard about the flooding he said, "Well, why don't we just walk up to heaven and ask Heavenly Father not to let their house flood." So we said a prayer after imagining we went up to heaven. Thanks for going through this tough time to help build his faith. Or was it mine?