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asdf2231
06-16-2008, 02:23 PM
I was SUPPOSED to be finishing up damage assessment on the flooding in Jefferson WI today and then out-processing from the headquarters in Madison this afternoon. I worked the last 8 days straight going all over the state and doing DA and living out of an issued Toyota Rav4 that after a solid week of tramping about hauling me and our field teams, frankly smelled like stale river water and ass with just a piquant hint of old fast food for variety. Eight to ten hours of day living out of that thing and driving into flood zones and detailing damage to residential structures.

Last... Christ, Thursday?, whatever day we got the second round of huge storms here, we finished up Sauk county and I cut the team I was supervising and my partner loose to go home and then called in to see if I could head for the barn. They asked me to head up to the county emergency operations center 45 minutes north to check in with them before I came back.

Driving rain and absolute crap road conditions. Standing water just starting to rise in Baraboo when I was leaving and I came around a curve on the road for home doing 45-48 mph with a truck in front of me and a car riding my tail and found myself in about 2 feet of surging water. I had the lovely choice of either hitting the breaks and getting rear ended in the surge or punching it and trying to get through without rear ending the panel truck in front of me if he decided to stop. Made it through the flash flooding, but the water was even with the top of the hood at the worst and I could FEEL the damn vehicle slipping right slightly with the current. 3 minutes after that the radio announced that the highway was closed due to flash flooding. :rolleyes: Would have been useful to know before heading for home and hitting that curve, lol.

The family has been going nuts because I was home a bare ten or eleven days after being gone all of May before the deployed me for this.

My daughter got a cold and woke up trying to expel her lungs this morning right about the time that my wife tells me that the hot water heater has gone tits up. 1200$ complete with installation for a new 50 gallon model which they will be bringing... Tomorrow. So cold showers tonight. Greater Joy. Plus the girl child is leaving for two weeks of summer camp tomorrow with a cold.

I walked in this morning and when I told them I needed to get out as soon as possible after completing the three hours or so of DA left on the city I worked yesterday, they ordered me to outprocess immediately and go home to take care of things. Which was nice of them considering how strapped they are for personnel right now. Little She Who Must Be Obeyed is actually doing okay... just a summer cold. But I was halfway home when the stomach bug from Gawd knows what from the last week kicked in for me. Either the lousy food or the lousy water or a bit of microbiological fun from all the junk in the flood water I have been wading through.

So I am flaking out a little right now letting the medicine catch up before doing laundry and hitting the grocery store before making dinner and doing dishes.

And the fun part is that after working a week on the flooding north of here for the state headquarters set up in Madison, the rivers that run through the three major cities in our local chapter area are going to be cresting midweek at about 4-5 feet above flood stage. So I've got about two days before I will be working in my own back yard, so to speak, helping with diaster relief in our Red Cross chapter's home town. Our office building in Beloit is sandbagged and flooding in the basement already. We hope that the main office north of there is going to avoid the same.

Someone send an Ark please.

BSR
06-16-2008, 02:58 PM
Geez, would you quit complaining. You know, you're not the only one with problems.. I burnt my pop tart this morning, and I still havent gotten over it. :mad:



Little She Who Must Be Obeyed

That made me LOL.. I know the feeling.

Shannon
06-16-2008, 07:45 PM
I tried to stop myself. I apologize.


Class, how do we spell whiny?

Phillygirl
06-16-2008, 07:51 PM
Wow...you've had a rough couple of weeks there ASDF!!! I hope you at least made your wife a good dinner...slacker! :D

lurkalot
06-16-2008, 08:03 PM
You call that a whine? A little rain? You ever had an ass rash? HUH?


I'm a midwestern farm girl born and raised, some of those people could be mine...Thank you for what you do!

BSR
06-16-2008, 08:05 PM
You call that a whine? A little rain? You ever had an ass rash? HUH?


I'm a midwestern farm girl born and raised, some of those people could be mine...Thank you for what you do!

Ass rash? Shannon, I'm sure you know what she's talking about..

JB
06-16-2008, 08:06 PM
You ever had an ass rash? HUH?Some topics from the old CU should not be revisited.

Shannon
06-16-2008, 08:10 PM
Some topics from the old CU should not be revisited.

LOL! I was going to respond something like " JB will not appreciate this".:p

JB
06-16-2008, 08:13 PM
LOL! I was going to respond something like " JB will not appreciate this".:p
Ha. When the old database comes back she can get more mileage out of this. Until then, it never happened. :D

lurkalot
06-16-2008, 08:29 PM
Ha. When the old database comes back she can get more mileage out of this. Until then, it never happened. :D
Jokes on you..I'm on another round of antibiotics for another root canal...this time I will take PICTURES

hey mods..can he ignore me on the new CU?

JB
06-16-2008, 08:33 PM
Jokes on you..I'm on another round of antibiotics for another root canal...this time I will take PICTURES

hey mods..can he ignore me on the new CU?I'll preface this by saying I didn't read asdef's entire OP but I assume he is in some sort of distress. Having said that...are you pleased that you somehow managed to make his thread all about you?

I will be pursuing ignore options post haste. :p

lurkalot
06-16-2008, 08:44 PM
I'll preface this by saying I didn't read asdef's entire OP but I assume he is in some sort of distress. Having said that...are you pleased that you somehow managed to make his thread all about you?

I will be pursuing ignore options post haste. :p

helllooooo
reality check..its ALWAYS all about me....where have you been?
(check your calendar)

asdf2231
06-16-2008, 09:28 PM
Well thank gawd...

If Lurk's ass rash is being discussed again things might be returning to normal around here.:p:D

asdf2231
06-16-2008, 09:30 PM
I tried to stop myself. I apologize.


Class, how do we spell whiny?

Mea Culpa.

Mea Maxima Freaking Culpa. :):p

asdf2231
06-16-2008, 09:31 PM
Wow...you've had a rough couple of weeks there ASDF!!! I hope you at least made your wife a good dinner...slacker! :D

Chicken and wild rice soup and biscuits.

Standards have to be maintained after all.

lurkalot
06-16-2008, 09:33 PM
Well thank gawd...

If Lurk's ass rash is being discussed again things might be returning to normal around here.:p:D

My ass is always available should it need to be called into service.

asdf2231
06-16-2008, 09:41 PM
My ass is always available should it need to be called into service.

That's dang near patriotic! :D

Shannon
06-16-2008, 09:45 PM
My ass is always available should it need to be called into service.

I spent a large portion of my day explaining to young'uns the definition of crass. I should have just directed them to your posts.

lurkalot
06-16-2008, 10:00 PM
I spent a large portion of my day explaining to young'uns the definition of crass. I should have just directed them to your posts.

why thank you :o by the way..thats spelled with an L not an R...

Shannon
06-16-2008, 10:14 PM
why thank you :o by the way..thats spelled with an L not an R...

No, I got it right the first time.

asdf2231
06-16-2008, 10:20 PM
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:D