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Old 06-08-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Thanks popcorn for the advice, fortunately, all of my valuable items like you mentioned, are in storage. A 480 sq ft cabin doesn't lend itself to having more then the essentials.

However, at all costs I will save the coffee pot, cast iron cookwear, leather tools and Timbers food. But I have no worries, my cabin is on 38 inch tall pillars.

I took a drive around and realized just how cheap this little town is. Over on Wolf Creek Road, they have signs up now, that say, "Road Damage". I had just drove down that road and come back an hour before. So I wanted to see the "road damage". There was none. I drove both shoulders through the area marked. Nothing but water running over the road. The water was only about 4 inches deep, you could see the pavement underneath and I was on my 4 wheeler, so I could see very clearly. So I asked. Seems the town doesn't have any signs that say, "Flooded" so they put up signs that they did have.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Yesterday afternoon, the waters receded enough to walk around without having water over top of my boots. However, this morning, it's back. We've got snowmelt combined with the rain this time.

Here are two pictures. Both taken off my porch this morning.





Boat rentals starts at 8.

Jet ski prairie dog hunting starts at 1.

Bar-b-q on stilts will be around 6.

BYOHW (Bring your own hip waders) Park wherever you feel lucky. (We have a tractor with chains).
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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I could use a good cup of coffee this morning, but will drink what I have

The water in Prickly Pear Creek was down a couple feet last night, and water had receeded out of some of the flooded areas in East Helena proper, but it is raining again so that may change quickly.

My next door neighbor had the pumps running in her basement. Luckilly I don't have a basement. The ground is so saturated that water is leaking into basements from the soil, not from the flood.

Several roads around the Helena Valley are closed by flowing water. 10 Mile Creek that runs from Remini to Lake Helena went over it's banks and the flooding in the valley is still pretty significant.

On to a happier note, did anybody see the History Channel show "How the States Got Their Shape" last night? The name of the segment was "states in rebellion".
I loved it!!

The states highlighted were Montana, Texas and South Carolina.

The only Montana town they showed was Bannock, and an old photo from the gold rush days in Helena, and they talked about Edgerton going back east with a big poke of gold and "talking" the congress into setting the border on the Mission Range instead of the Continental Divide. "Why it looks like the Montana border took a bite out of Idaho on the map"

The big thing was the gun rights talk, and they visited a gun show in Bozeman and talked to some of the Vendors. I actually knew the one guy, they spoke to, he is from Harlowton and quite a character.

The best part was that they showed these huge barren vistas, as far as they eye could see, with no houses, no cultivation, no sign of human habitation, and the host's car was the only one on the road, and snow, snow, snow. LMAO!!!!

They visited one gunsmith near Dillon who had been visited by the jackboots in the BATF, and how they went over the top to raid his ranch and shop.

It was a GREAT segment to make people want to think twice about moving here. I watched it twice, and it was just as funny the second time Not that the information was inaccurate, just how the focus was placed to match the title of the show.

It was actually done in a pretty evenhanded manner, emphasising how independent Montanan's are, how we have to take care of ourselves and the culture of self reliance.
Still, the show would have dissuaded the faint of heart from thinking of Montana as a wilderness Eden, and I was very pleased with the segment overall.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Yes I saw that show also. I think the host was a little bit concerned...
Look at the bright side, you all are not having to cut your grass.
I currently and considering a heard of sheep for mine.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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MTSilverip: "The best part was that they showed these huge barren vistas, as far as they eye could see, with no houses, no cultivation, no sign of human habitation, and the host's car was the only one on the road, and snow, snow, snow." Maybe folks won't like that and stay away? lol
MT-7: I managed to mow and weed eat 2' grass past Sunday in between storms. Geese, can't wait til I get the chance again, 3' ? lol
I moved here because I wanted to be close to grandkids and convinced hubby it's drier? He's got 3 boats in the garage, different sizes, so we're ready? lol. Up here on Windy Hill we are dry thank goodness. Good for now, not in a drought. Prayers to all of you with wet feet.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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MTSilverip: "The best part was that they showed these huge barren vistas, as far as they eye could see, with no houses, no cultivation, no sign of human habitation, and the host's car was the only one on the road, and snow, snow, snow." Maybe folks won't like that and stay away? lol
MT-7: I managed to mow and weed eat 2' grass past Sunday in between storms. Geese, can't wait til I get the chance again, 3' ? lol
I moved here because I wanted to be close to grandkids and convinced hubby it's drier? He's got 3 boats in the garage, different sizes, so we're ready? lol. Up here on Windy Hill we are dry thank goodness. Good for now, not in a drought. Prayers to all of you with wet feet.
Bring one of those boats down here, I need to go to the store.

I missed the show, but I have Sat and a DVR so I can look to see if it's going to be on again and then record it.

EDIT - Just did a search. It's on again on June 14 at 8pm, June 15 at 12am, 6pm, 10pm.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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Things are getting worse. For the first time, I'm wondering if I should seek higher ground.

All week, we've had a dyurnal effect. Warm weather has caused snow melt on the mountain, and it takes several hours to reach me, usually about 4am. But, about noon or so, the water goes back down a bit so a person can actually get outside and walk around here and there.

Yesterday, the water come up about 4am, on schedule, but in the afternoon it didn't go down. A neighbor come over the mountain late yesterday and encountered a snow storm. From 15 miles West of Burgess Junction, until well over the face of the mountain, it was dumping snow. Not just snowing, but bad enough the snow plows were working. In some areas the new snow is in feet, not inches.

So the water didn't go down, and this morning, it's deeper then it's every been.

I have no fear of my truck getting out, but I might have to load my 4 wheeler because I'm not sure it will swim the deeper parts getting out of here.

All of our power is underground so I'm starting to wonder how saturated the ground is and if it's going to take out the power??????????

We'll see how things go today.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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A man had a little house on a little hill across the road from a very large river. One spring day it began to rain and as it often happen the river began to rise. As the water overflow the river bank a truck stopped at the man's home.

"Come get in!" said the driver to the man who stood by the road watching the river go by. "We'll take you to higher ground."

"That's O.K." the man replied. "God will provide." And the truck drove away.

Later as the man stood on his stoop and watch the water surround his house, a boat came to a stop in front of him. "Come on! Get in." said the man behind the wheel. "We'll take you to higher ground."

"That's O.K." the man called back. "God will provide." And the boat sped away.

And later when the man was on the highest point of his roof, eyeing the water as it slowly rose to his feet. And helicopter flew to his house and the pilot said. "Come on! Get in! We'll take you to higher ground!"

The man shouted back. "That's O.K! God will provide!"

And soon the water swept the house and the man along with it. When the man arrived in heaven he waited to talk to God.

"Why God?" he asked. "I was faithful and believed in you, believed that you would save me! Why didn't you provide for me?"

"Didn't provide?" God answered back. "I sent you a truck, a boat, and a helicopter, what more did you want?"
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Rez, your too funny.

The water is going down. I can see gravel in the driveway. It's not sticking out of the water, the water is just shallow enough I can see the gravel underwater.

NOAA gave me a call a few minutes ago and Tom said that the water will continue to go down today and tomorrow. That's the good news.

The bad news, they expect the river to rise again to this level or higher Sunday afternoon or evening. That's still not the bad news.

The bad news is, because of snow pack and the weather, they expect the river to be doing this well past the 4th of July.

The other day, my brother and I were talking and he asked me why I didn't get some rubber boots. I told him, I'd only wear them about 3 days a year, why on earth would I need rubber boots. Me think's I'll get a pair when I next go to town.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Oh EH! Man will it ever end?
Here is a little joke for you.

Lena: well Ole get into bed and climb on board.
Ole: Ok but all I got in the saw mill is pine.

Take care, I am worried about Ft. Peck Dam.
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