My World Is A Flood: April 26

Returned home from Minot late Thursday night, woke up to sounds of ducks, blue jays, geese, and the sight of this…

Photo taken April 26, 2013, around 7:30 a.m.
Photo taken April 26, 2013, around 7:30 a.m.

I noticed in Fargo, the National Guard is stationed near the river or “hot-spots” with military vehicles.   I guess we are in Emergency or Crisis Stage of the flood.  Police-siren escorts of sandbags, the National Guard stationed about and a drive to have a surplus of a million sandbags.  Police do not use their sirens unless of emergency, the National Guard is  ”Last in, Last out,” and the city leaders are the experts and authorities in flood management.    It is almost like the public leaders found that special cheat code for Sim City and have unlimited dollars.  Or do the National Guard and public officials volunteer?  Or is the high school kids and tax payers who volunteer, I forget.  Maybe I will go ask that little boy in the corner shouting the word wolf…

Photo taken April 26, 2013, around 7:30 a.m.
Photo taken April 26, 2013, around 7:30 a.m.

The fence is starting to disappear.  Now is when it becomes difficult with the dogs.  They love the water, the birds and staying in the water when I call them in.  So now I have to juggle quite a few variables letting the dogs out.  Ice, snow, water, temperature, swimming, time I want to spent outside with the dogs, whether the dogs will chase an animal for miles, if they are wet and can not come in and can not be outside because it is freezing….yeah, letting the dogs outside to pee just became a challenge.   Let the games begin…

Photo taken April 26, 2013, around 7:30 a.m.
Photo taken April 26, 2013, around 7:30 a.m.
Jason Spiess is executive producer of The Crude Life.  The Crude Life has been recording a daily Flood Photo Journal since April 2, 2013.  For additional flood photos and previous blogs visit www.thecrudelife.com.
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