Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Happenings in Kansas

We have had so much rain since Sunday that the Marmaton river is over it's banks. Not bad but somewhat flooded. It happens any time we get a lot of rain. I have seen it a whole lot worse! But I thought you might like to see a couple pictures. The river is on the north side of Fort Scott in an area called a flood plain. There are actually a few houses and buildings in that area and they have been flooded many times. Most of fort Scott is up on the hills well away from the area! of course with all the rain our basement was full of water again and took 12 hours to pump out. Hopefully by tomorrow we will have hot water again! Of course we had our leaks in here again. Luckily it is confined to just one area in the doorway of our bedroom. I will be glad when it dries up enough to have the new roof put on! Our landlord is also going to put a permanent sump pump in.
Here is Katie enjoying a small taste of sugar free cool whip!
A barn north of Fort Scott that I really like!
The "castle" house. Sorry it doesn't show it very good.
Here is the garage! I think it is so neat!
The rose bush is blooming! It appears to be an old fashioned single ruffled type. So that is what is going on around here!

13 comments:

  1. Loved the castle house. How neat. Does someone actually live there? Our area around here looks like that to with the water from the rain.

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  2. Another set of pretty pictures...sorry for all the rain...but soon enough we'll be wishing for it!

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  3. I am just loving your pictures!!! Once again, they are just gorgeous. It looks like I'm right THERE! The castle house is beautiful.

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  4. The castle house is wonderful and your rose is beautiful!!
    Kelli

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  5. I have been enjoying your tour of the neighbourhood these past few days!! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the rain stops soon!

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  6. Really enjoying the photos!!!!that castle house is SO cool!

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  7. Beautiful pictures!!

    And I tagged you on my blog. :)

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  8. For those wondering, yes people live in the castle house! I wish I could have gotten a better picture for you all!

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  9. I love that barn. What a beauty!!

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  10. Oh gosh, Michelle, I do hope the flooding is controlled real soon! I'd heard of all the tornadoes and such going on in Kansas...please stay safe!! Wow, that castle house is gorgeous...I wouldn't mind even living in their garage! lol That is so awesome!! Loved all the pictures:-) xoxo

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  11. I love the castle house! What a beautiful town you live in!

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  12. Lovely pictures Michelle!

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  13. The rain is here now, but we need it. We've been on red alert for fire danger for over a week.

    I am so sorry that you are living with leaking. Uck!

    Hope your new roof and sump pump be in place SOON!

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