Bailing Out

We are on Day 5 of an epic flood here in Boulder, Colorado. All my life, I’ve heard my father warn about the 100-year flood that would come out of Boulder Canyon one day. That day was last Thursday. And similar flooding in going on to the north and south of us. The amount of damage is staggering.

Thankfully, we live on a hill and only have a little water in our basement. But my parents weren’t so lucky. They live in a retirement community that is still without power so they are now living with me.

We’re asked to stay off the roads but I did take a couple of photos when I rescued my parents during a short period of sun on Friday. Here’s the road that leads to the underground parking. The garage is completely flooded. Every car is ruined. Fortunately, my father’s car was at my house at the time, but his  bike is floating somewhere in the mess.

2013 flood parking garage

Here’s the above-ground parking lot, which was under 2-feet of water as well. Many of those rocks are the size of my fist. There are also some the size of my head, but not in this photo.

2013 flood Frasier parking

They say the rain will finally stop today and it will be dry and sunny for the rest of the week. Then the clean-up will begin.

19 thoughts on “Bailing Out”

  1. We’ve seen the damage of what rain flooding can be capable of during our Flood of ’93 here in mid-Missouril
    Our Hearts go out to Everyone
    May dry sky prevail
    Waters recede
    Clean up begin.

    Thank goodness your folks are alright.

    Love and Hugs

  2. I’m so glad you and your parents are OK. Sending hugs and prayers to the people of Boulder and other areas of Colorado.

  3. I’m so glad to see your post. I’ve been wondering how you’re doing as I’ve seen all the damage on the news.

  4. The news photos are mind-boggling. We went through it in 2011 here in VT with Tropical Storm Irene. It was amazing and so sad to see such devastation. ~ ~ ~ sending you and your parents positive vibes.

  5. Have seen the ravages of severe flooding and know the heartache and work. Thank heaven, you and your folks are ok.
    Prayers go out to all.

  6. Susan (Merritt Bookstore Staff assisting with Sheep and Wool Festival)

    Ann, glad you are okay.
    You, your family and neighbors are very much on our minds. Hope help can get in to help everyone, please know you and all the people affected are in our prayers.

  7. I wanted the scarf pattern that I thought was in Scarf Style 2. Just bought it and it wasn’t there. The scarf was a cream with scattered blocks knitted in. canyou tell me where it is and how to get it.

  8. Hmm, I don’t recall a scarf of that description. It must be from a different book or magazine. Where did you see it advertised?

  9. Glad you are okay and your parents are safe. My mother and sister live in that area, so I keep watching the horrific photos of people’s houses washed away….. I hope the clean-up and repair can begin soon.

  10. I suggest you contact Knitting Daily, tell them as much as you remember about the scarf, and ask if they can look it up for you. I’m sure they keep records of what they’ve posted and will be able to find the scarf in question.

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