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02 May 2011 @ 01:32 pm
*squishes you all in a hug*  
(this post was started earlier this week but the connection wouldn't let me post)

I'm alive. Dogs are alive. I woke up this morning to rescuers saying I had no choice but to evacuate because another dam had broke. I said I couldn't go because of the dogs and they called the animal control (freaking me the hell out) but I was informed that they were taking in all the animals for the evacuees.

Last night was hell because the water just kept rising in the house. We've pretty much lost everything. (beds, most of our clothing and keepsakes. all of my books! *weeps*) There's a possibility that we can salvage the fridge and washer/dryer since they weren't running when the water hit them.

All of the dogs were scared of the water but poor Molly was just frelling terrified of it. She slept in a recliner on K's bed and at one point jumped down because something startled her and jumped into bed with me and the other dogs (knocking Taz into the water!) After I got her re-settled back on the recliner, I wrapped the Tribble with Teeth up in a blanket and put him on the sofa that was perched on top of the gas stove in the living room. Yoda, Minnie, Fluffy and Rudolf kept me warm during the night since I only had a couple towels and a wool sweater as a blanket and I was freezing my ass off from going in and out of the water again.

The town is going to be shutting off water to everyone if the water continues to rise higher.

I'm trying to update you all from S' boyfriend's parents place. They were nice enough to let me come over and take a shower. I'll be staying at the Red Cross shelter over at the community center with other evacuees. I've got my camera chord finally and the pictures uploaded to this little laptop of nathan's. My power chord for my laptop fell in the water and I'm hoping it'll dry out and be usable. (also lost my cellphone last night while we were fighting the water.) Once I get a more stable place to do a full update I will.

**and now with the rest of the post - May 2nd**

This has been a tiring and emotionally exhausting week (understatement of the year) but I'm still at the shelter. Mom and the kids are staying with various friends. Mom comes over to have meals with me and let me know the latest on what's going on. Miracoiously she found a place for us to stay in town, with the landlord willing to knock off the deposit in exchange for us painting the walls and re-tiling the kitchen.

Molly, Rudolf and Fluffy are still at Angel Rescue (Pitbull rescue) and Yoda, Minnie and Taz are still at the pound. We'll at least get to keep the smaller dogs and Molly but I think we'll have to find homes for the pups. Though I think I have found a potential home for them (little girl lost her German Shephard pups and horse during the flooding). If we can't keep them, I want to make sure that they go to a good family.

Here's some photos of the damage to our house and around town (we lost walmart and the local grocery store for a few days there) but you can also see the rest here

I just want to thank you all for the well wishes, you've really brought me a bright spot during all of this. *hugs you all tight*


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One last thing, if you have some spare change or whatever, please donate to the Red Cross helping folks hit by the tornados and flooding because these people (as you know) are busting their asses off to help people in the same situation me and my family is in. Okay, my time is up here and I've got to split. Hopefully, I can check back in a few days.

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The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Miniesabaceanbabe on May 2nd, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight*

I'm so glad you're all okay!

*clings*
Lee Edward McIlmoyle: How Are You?lee_in_limbo on May 2nd, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
I was going to say exactly the same thing, so let's just make this a group hug. *HUGS*
AstroGirl: Global Threat Levelastrogirl2 on May 2nd, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
Gawd, what an awful experience, but I'm just glad to hear that you're alive. I was beginning to wonder!
I'm an Honorary Canadian. I have proof!camshaft22 on May 2nd, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're ok. *Hugs tight*
pknansepknanse on May 2nd, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you are okay, but am so sorry for the devastation to your home. Hang in there and stay safe.
banshee: andromeda - dylan & trance BOXED_snitchbitch on May 2nd, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to donate to Red Cross (they do wonderful things!) but let us all know if there's anything we can do to help you and your family out, as well!
elliejane: find a way - j/a flashlightselliejane on May 2nd, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Been thinking about you, and the terribleness of it all. Had visions of you in an attic with the dogs and the water rising, am glad you got out and the dogs are safe. Also, glad your Ma found somewhere for you guys to stay. Take care and stay safe!
eclipsegigerisgod on May 2nd, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
very happy you and your family are ok. can't believe the damage in the photos. if there's anything i can do to help you let me know.
wordboy1wordboy1 on May 2nd, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
So glad you're okay!
Kisomehowunbroken on May 2nd, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad to hear you're okay!

/hugs
Stephanieladycallie on May 3rd, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're okay and that the evacuation crew was able to take the dogs too. Hang in there hun!
ninja007ninja007 on May 3rd, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
*tears up*

Thank God. We've been so worried. Frellnik and Rita sends their good vibes and all send prayers.

Like you, I don't know what I'd do if I had to choose leaving my dog. I couldn't do it. Like you. Bless you for staying with them, but it scared me silly.
DNA Mad Scientist/Dr Bettina Fairchild: SPN Jensen Smilednamadscientist on May 3rd, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
I am SO glad to read this - I was really worried about you. *Big squishy hugs* Let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

Mel x

Edited at 2011-05-03 10:54 am (UTC)
ggirl030303ggirl030303 on May 3rd, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
Good vibes...
Hang in there...glad to hear that you all are safe and sound.
saphirablue on May 3rd, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that you are okay!

The destruction is horrible. 8o

*hugs you*
Kernezeldakernezelda on May 3rd, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're safe, Kaz. I hope you can recover some of your belongings, and find homes for the pups, and get into the new place pretty soon. *hugs you*
tiggerscaper: tiggerpouncetiggerscaper on May 4th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear you are hanging in there!