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#6277176 - 04/27/16 08:03 AM The river brings ducks and .........
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Sorry I have been way out of touch on here. I have posted pictures of the river we live on several times. It is beautiful country and we love it. JKust the other day I saw two pairs of wood ducks flying the river and a pile of squealers. That does not mean hard times can't happen. In what seemed like an instant we got hit. To save a long story the river came up 12 inches per hour. At 5 AM last Tuesday I realized it wasn't going to stop and it was time to evacuate. We got my mother in law up and waded her out of the house. Julie and I worked thought the morning as the water was rising. I did stop for a coffee.


I didn't get pictures until it started receding. The water was about 8 to 10 inches higher than in this picture.





The inportant thing here is not the flood. Police are a different animal. We are a bunch of type A personalities. We can be angry at each other, not talk to each other for 2 years and stay mad. But when one of us is in trouble, my brothers put that other stuff aside and will defend the other with all he has. I called the president of the association and told him I was in trouble. A small army of near 100 people showed up at my house last Saturday. In the mix was a back hoe to dig a big hole to burn furniture and debris and a skid steer with an 8 foot bucket. Hammers in hand they gutted my entire house, all walls, insulation and 1900 square feet of tiles were busted out. My house is studs and bricks now. I am fairly hard headed. I even argue with myself about being right or wrong. This was a life changing event. I was trying to be a nicer person before. It seems now I really have no option.
Sorry I don't know how to upright the video.

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#6277229 - 04/27/16 08:35 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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#6277233 - 04/27/16 08:37 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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Dang Wayne, sorry to hear about that! Glad you got some incredible help! Did you have any insurance? I guess the good news your house will look brand new after this. My truck and house got hammered with hail, a pain to have to mess with. Crazy weather this year.

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#6277249 - 04/27/16 08:45 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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Man I'm sorry to hear that. What river do you live on? Its crazy how we were in a drought for so long and now its flooding folks out. Prayers for you.
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#6277266 - 04/27/16 08:54 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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It sucks. I've been there three times. God bless y'all.
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#6277288 - 04/27/16 09:05 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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I live on the San Bernard river between Wallis and East Bernard. Fortunately we had flood insurance up to date. I hate to sell my place but I am not going through this again. We are probably going to sell everything and head for the coast. I am ready to retire from this job and amp up my dog training business. In the winter I can duck guide and make a decent living without touching my retirement from the city.
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#6277302 - 04/27/16 09:13 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
A small army of near 100 people showed up at my house last Saturday.


I'm REALLY glad to hear that!
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#6277319 - 04/27/16 09:22 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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Dave I am sorry I couldn't call you back. My telephone was literally ringing non stop. I just left it in the bus. By the time I got your text it was way too late for me to call you. I really thank you for the thought.

We left and went to the coast for a day and a half. We just went to push the reset button. There is something about the coast that can bring you back to life.
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#6277321 - 04/27/16 09:23 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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Sorry to hear about that Wal

Seems like I recall reading in the past where you have had same problems. Can't blame you for re-locating.

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#6277333 - 04/27/16 09:31 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: ndhunter]
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Originally Posted By: ndhunter
Sorry to hear about that Wal

Seems like I recall reading in the past where you have had same problems. Can't blame you for re-locating.


We got close before but never inside the house, not to mention 3 feet in the house. I have developed a rather positive attitude early on. I can't stop a river so make the best of it. We are also both still alive. There are those in Houston that lost their lives. So what can I say, we are blessed. This was the final straw that was able for us to get my mother in law in a nursing home. The last 2.5 years Julie and I were her sole care givers with no help from her family. We took separate vacations. When we did vacation together, we had to pay $100 a day out of pocket for her caregiver and that is cheap. Julie could not attend my clinics. Medicaid refused her application until we flooded. Once they heard we had no place to go they took her into a nursing home, medicaid pending. We have been told it will go through. I had asked God to help me with our burdens and find a way to get mo in law to a nursing home. I reckon the next time I talk to God I will be a little more specific.
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#6277366 - 04/27/16 09:56 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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When I heard they were evacuating Wharton...I thought that would probably get you. Sorry dude, but it sounds like you've turned this terribly negative experience into a positive one. Enjoy the coast and enjoy retirement...my Dad has been retired 5 years now and says he didn't know how he had time to work grin
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#6277408 - 04/27/16 10:32 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
When I heard they were evacuating Wharton...I thought that would probably get you. Sorry dude, but it sounds like you've turned this terribly negative experience into a positive one. Enjoy the coast and enjoy retirement...my Dad has been retired 5 years now and says he didn't know how he had time to work grin


I think I might have to steal that line from your father.
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#6277435 - 04/27/16 10:54 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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my dad retired for the 2nd time in January...about a month ago he said that exact same thing "I have no idea how I had time for a job to begin with"

then this morning he after my mom goes outside he says "I need to go back to work" roflmao
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#6277440 - 04/27/16 11:01 AM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Dave I am sorry I couldn't call you back. My telephone was literally ringing non stop. I just left it in the bus. By the time I got your text it was way too late for me to call you. I really thank you for the thought.


Don't worry a minute! I figured/hoped you were probably drowning in help when I didn't hear back. I was ready to go, just didn't want to show up Friday morning if you really needed hands on Monday kind of thing.
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#6277851 - 04/27/16 03:44 PM Re: The river brings ducks and ......... [Re: wal1809]
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Dang Wayne, sorry this happened to yall. Looks like you have it covered, but if yall need anything let us know.
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