Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I think it comes from years of monitoring and participating in emergency problems but I have been monitoring the coming flood for a couple of weeks. It won't be long before the sandbagging starts in earnest. I think if I had a house that was going to be threatened I would get it done now. The water is going to get there---just a matter of when now.

This is a field looking east from the road.

Same field with a couple of Canada Geese looking for their nest site from last year---it's under water.

This picture is of where the river leaves it's banks and starts filling the valley.

This picture also shows the river leaving it's banks. This is very near where the picture above is taken.


Delirious said...

Wow, that is crazy! I hope you aren't affected by it! And I hope Mr. Giggles gets some sand bags for his property!

Dee Ice Hole said...

MMMMM Delirious---nobody does that until the water gets there---NOBODY---see the last sentence of my blog.

Nene said...

Is this flooding widespred in your state?

Dee Ice Hole said...

I think the snow pack in the entire state is way higher than normal---flooding depends on how warm it gets and how fast. We are for in for more than this.

Looney said...

Does anyone build with floods in mind? Some parts of the world the houses are built up on stilts!

Dee Ice Hole said...

Looney, not around here. I've seen the stilts in Louisiana and raised foundations in Florida---they didn't work either.