Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This is the sewage pumping station near our home. It sits on one side of the road and Piercy Priest Lake is on the other side (or at least that is how it is suppose to be). I took these photos about a week after the flood. As you can see, the lake decided to come visit the sewage pumping plant. Luckily it didn't do this by coming up over the road...
Friday, May 7, 2010
Arrg! t'was them there twins birthday. And shiver me timbers they had them a party. And of course it be that X marked the spot. (Note the pouring rain, this was the weekend before the Nashville Mayday Flood. Who knew a week later you would need a boat to get around?)
It was a battle be twixt the forces of Captain Chris Moody and Captain Calico Josh. Each press-ganged them a crew of stout hearted sea dogs. The first skirmish was to protect yer own cannon ball that be attached by chain to yer leg, while destroying that of the other bilge rats.Then it be back to the battle. What else would pirates be want to do arrg, but to search for treasure. Each crew were made to scuttle like crabs and find three bags of map pieces.
It then be up to me hearties to assemble them the "treasure map" double time or the Captain be making them walk the plank.
And what be the message? "Eat your cake or walk the plank!" (Cartography by Gameboy the Puzzle Master.)
After a little bit one of the twins came in to show me a nut that they had found that was starting to sprout.
Then they found one that had a tap root and sapling. Pretty neat stuff. Weeding and a science lesson at the same time. Ahhh, it's just another joy of homeschooling.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Our family was very blessed. We live above the dam on J. Percy Priest Lake. Currently the lake is straining it's banks, the water is easily 10ft higher than normal, but it is nothing compaired to the floods that took over downtown Nashville, Bellview, and Opryland.
Here are links to a couple Youtube videos that give you a sense of the damage.
How High's the Water Mamma
Here Comes the Sun
We had a friend that had to abandon her car on I-24 as the flooding over took them. Then it was almost hit by the building that came floating down the interstate. She is safe, but her car was totaled by flooding.
We had another family at church that had just moved to Nashville. They lost 3 cars and their trailer was flooded. The drywall had to be torn out up to 4ft high.
We are going over to help in the clean up today, pulling out staples and sweeping up. It will be great to be a part of helping.
It has been really annoying that this disaster has gotten so little attention in the national media, but we are Nashville. We are strong independent people who are banding together and serving one another. We will recover, rebuild, and carry on! Nashville I love you.