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Tennessee Flooding May 3, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

I went out early this was still very see what I could get pictures of. I tried some video with my camera (didn't know it could take video) but can't seem to access it which is too bad as it would show the extent of our flooding so well. These are a variety of images taken around our farm.

This is looking east toward the north side of our house (rear) and the garden.

Bruce standing on the road...water behind him is waist deep if you were to walk down the roadway (my son did it yesterday). The roadway is elevated through this area.

debris left by the water when the runoff went over the driveway. Note the culvert in the foreground.

view of the rear of the cow field...looking toward neighbors house and golf course.

view from the road looking up my son's driveway.

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MARIE4950 5/4/2010 9:19PM

    I miss you Asta, I have been thinking of you and glad you are ok.
Love the pictures. Keep strong.
Love you,

Marie emoticon

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JCHOATEX2 5/4/2010 6:48PM

    That first picture is absolutely gorgeous, like it should be on a postcard or notecard! I'm glad you're all safe and hopefully, dry!

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BOOKWERME 5/3/2010 4:51PM

    Thanks...we are FINE. Wish I could say the same for all the people I am seeing on flooded, rescues continue all day today. At least weather is gorgeous.

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    I am so glad you are safe I pray you stay safe.

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CELEST 5/3/2010 3:33PM

    The elements are soooo powerful wow. I love your house, its like something out of a glossy magazine. I miss living on a farm, and once in the paradise, I'm hoping I will be able to live on one again with a whole McDonalds farm of animals.

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KVANCLEAVE 5/3/2010 12:03PM

    I'm glad you are OK. It looks like the house escaped being flooded, that is great. Is there another way to get somewhere that is not underwater or is that the only road?
Sending lots of prayers for all our brothers and sisters, dealing with this old system, and all of it's trials. Take good care, and thanks for letting us know you're OK. emoticon emoticon

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COWBOY49 5/3/2010 10:43AM

    God be with you. A friend of mine sent me several photos she had taken out in there back pasture of a house floating by.

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Tennessee Flooding May 2, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010

I am going to try to put up the pictures I took early this morning..before this afternoon's deluge which is ongoing as I write. The water is much higher than when I took the pictures. These were taken around our property here on the farm. The water over the road is now knee deep in more than one place and even the trucks cannot get through any more.

Normally, no water would be standing here..view from house towards the road.
This is from the driveway looking towards the road.

This is looking towards the "spring" where all this water is heading. NO water is normally visible here..the spring is about 15 feet below the surface normally.

This is water over the much deeper. To the left of the road is our field...and the road is about at the level of my shoulder or even head depending upon where you are this water is deep.

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BARETREES130 5/4/2010 8:50AM

    WoW!!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures Asta emoticon
Things like this make me realize my smallness in the world.
How we humans have no control over the elements that is.

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    Please be careful.

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RASCALSMOMMA 5/2/2010 6:50PM

    Thank you Asta for keeping us posted. Hope all your neighbors are safe! Hugs Laurie

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Success...sort of.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Well, I just don't know what to say. I had a Dr. app't yesterday. We were discussing blood sugars and food choices. I knew I had lost some weight...but didn't have the exact numbers. He told me I have lost 11 pounds in the last year. Great, right?

Well, yes and no.

I joined SP in Feb. of 2007. Thought I would be getting my nearly 30 lbs off pronto.THAT did not happen. I lost three. Then some health issues and weight gain. SO, that 11 pounds means I have finally gotten the ten off that I had regained...and finally made it down to just under my current marker (not moved yet)

SO, I am thrilled that I seem to finally be breaking the set-point that has held me captive for a long time...but it is embarrassing to have GAINED weight while I am trying to lose it.

I can feel the difference in my clothing now. I am definitely healthier now than I was three years ago. I am my own worst enemy though...hence the slow progress. BUT progress IS progress.

So, the bottom line will be that I continue on from here..and I hope to eventually get where I want to go.

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    It's still emoticon no matter how you look at it.

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BOOKWERME 5/2/2010 4:43PM

    Keeping the T-Tapp going AND mowing is what seems to have finally nudged things along. Especially the huge mow job I took on at my daughter's house just over a week ago..but I seem to be staying down which pleases me no end!

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CELEST 5/2/2010 4:40PM

    That's the way I feel too, progress is progress. I hit a plateau and still am sitting at the same weight. Terrible thing about plateaus is they leave you deviating from the great pattern you had going...well it does me anyway. So tomorrow morning I will have to do my utmost to try and break through the plateau. I know how, just need to stomp on it and get it done.

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OZARKMEL 5/1/2010 8:48PM

  You'll get have a good, positive attitude. This isn't a contest, there won't be any winners nor will there be any losers! One day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time...this is a "long haul" job. Education and getting your mindset to change are key....if you know you can do it you can... "if you think you can you will, if you think you can't you won't"....I think you can!! Hang in there, you ARE making progress and that is fantastic!!

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

My friend Celeste' showed a picture of her family members playing djembe drums. I had never heard of them until recently.

My father in law encountered them somewhere, liked it so much he bought one. THEN he liked it so much he thought my husband should have one too..and bought him one. It arrived earlier this week.

I am blogging about this Celeste', so I can show you Bruce and his new drum. He was playing on/with it while I mowed the lawn this afternoon. He is on our front porch enjoying the drum and the late afternoon sunshine.

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    How neat! They look like fun.

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CELEST 4/4/2010 10:21AM

    You are so right Laurie I DO LOOOOOOVE IT.
My son has this saying at the bottom of his business card.
"We all have rhythm in our soul, because from our earliest memories we have heard the drums in our mothers heartbeat, the roaring of air in our lungs as we breath....we all have rhythm"

Here is a link where Bruce can pick up some rhythms if he needs.


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RASCALSMOMMA 4/3/2010 11:05PM

    Way to wail em Bruce! Celeste's gonna love it! Hugs Laurie

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CDGOLDILOCKS 4/3/2010 10:20PM

    How great that the joy of playing music on a unique instrument has spread through your friends and family. I LOVE music. I spent YEARS playing the clarinet, and I have a guitar sitting in my room that I fully intend to learn how to play. Good for them for trying something new!

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Springing forth with exercise

Friday, April 02, 2010

I just love it when I get this message from the Spark Cardio :
You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount.

At this time of year, the mowing season begins and I really enjoy mowing...and knowing it is healthy for me as well as accomplishing something. Along with that, I am doing my T-Tapp exercises...just a fifteen to 18 minute workout but it WORKS.

I hope that this boost in activity will finally budge the scale and let me start moving my "ticker" again!

BTW..I borrowed a lawn mower so I am back to work! Yea!

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CELEST 4/3/2010 2:02AM

    Time for me to take a leaf out of yr book except as you go into spring, we are going into Autumn. As the evening get colder, I'm finding myself prowling around my kitchen looking for an extra snack. Last year I bought the hot chocolate (no sugar one) and that worked. Time to reinvest in the next 20kgs shift.

ps you must be every husbands dream woman....a woman who LOVES mowing. emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 4/2/2010 10:04PM

    Good job and Ill talk to you on yahoo!

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JESAK327 4/2/2010 8:28PM

  Good work!

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