Post Number: 528
|Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 3:52 pm: |
Thinking of you and your family Edwin. How's it going?
Post Number: 1218
|Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:37 pm: |
I hope all is going well for you and yours, Edwin. Our son at the Univ. of Colorado has fled Boulder and is at his roommate's parents' house in Denver. His apartment is 100 feet from Boulder Creek but is on the second floor. Luckily, the entire first floor is parking.
An old friend in Boulder is not faring as well. Her house is not at the bottom of a hill, but still she is losing her battle to save the basement. Sending good thoughts to you all.
Post Number: 2348
|Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 - 8:08 am: |
Man, what a mess. Thinking of you folks.
Post Number: 613
|Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 8:26 am: |
I live in Denver. My basement got damp; although I live on a hill, the ground is saturated from massive rainfall. The basement floor is 4.5 feet below ground level, so the earth is wet at least that deep, and probably more. I've been here 34 years and have never seen anything like it. Nothing for me to complain about; some lost everything last week, I just need new carpet.
Post Number: 3032
|Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 8:43 am: |
It is good to read your post and about the less damaging results for you . I hope you are well . How is Edwin and his family ?
Post Number: 615
|Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 9:25 am: |
I'll send him a text msg.
(Message edited by Benson_Murrensun on September 18, 2013)
Post Number: 1624
|Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 6:56 pm: |
Hi all. Thanks for thinking of us. All told, we're doing OK. We're not in the floodplain and if it weren't for the fact that our solar panels overhang the gutters, we'd have had minimal issues. But, the water came off the panels, down onto the sidewalk along the house and then into the basement window wells. They filled up and water flooded into the basement through the windows, but between my bailing from the outside and Dawn sopping up as much as she could with a rotation of towels going through the spin cycle, we kept it to a reasonable amount, about two inches in two rooms. None of the instruments were affected and the music room only got damp at one end. My body was pretty well trashed after three days of bailing 5 gallon buckets. If we'd had a sump pump or a shop vac, things would have been different. Lots of work still to do, hauling away stuff that got wet, replacing a Pergo floor in the studio, etc., but I guess the silver lining is that we're getting a head start on rehabbing the room that was going to be Xander's playroom in a couple of years.
So many friends were wiped out, though, and lost houses, studios, all their instruments, etc. I'm sure everyone has seen the pictures from Lyons, Jamestown, Salina, Estes Park, etc. Planet Bluegrass got completely wiped out. There are a bunch of benefit concerts coming up, but it's going to be a long winter and the struggle is just beginning for too many people. And my community of peeps lost a dear friend up in Jamestown. A lot of the roads can't be repaired until the spring and who knows when many of houses can be rebuilt.
Some good news: Grace Design had minimal damage (although Eben Grace's house in Lyons got pummeled), Ome Banjos only lost a couple of banjo shells and some finish on a guitar and their entire stock of wood was spared, a friend's jewelry studio up in the mountains that ended up surrounded by a river that was totally dry on the inside, and Dawn's studio/shop in North Boulder was essentially untouched, despite being surrounded by businesses that ended up under feet of mud and water.
At this point, I'm still a little shell shocked. Xander came through it like a champ, but it was clear to him things were a little crazy (he kept pointing out the window and saying "Wet!") and a couple times we just had to throw him in his crib with a kiss and an apology and fight the water for hours on end while he cried at the top of his lungs. In his short life, he's been through record fire seasons and now what some are calling a 1000 year flood. He's walking and talking more than ever, though, and loves playing my bass (only Modulus right now, the graphite can take whatever he can dish out!).
Send all your wishes of recovery to Jamestown, Estes Park, Lyons and the eastern plains. They desperately need it.
Post Number: 1625
|Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 8:24 pm: |
Here's a video that my friend David Tiller is in, along with his house. He's a wonderful musician (he and his wife have a band called Taarka, right now they are doing the long scheduled gigs in Mexico) and had a great recording studio right in town.
And my friends up in Jamestown. RIP Joey. I only knew him a little bit, he officiated at my friends Chris and LuLu's wedding. It was an amazing affair, in the town park on the 4th of July and the whole town was there, intertwining their wedding with the parade. It makes you realize that some people do get to live in paradise, where everyone knows and loves everyone else. To see that all wiped out is really hard. The only bright light is that the Jamestown Mercantile, the heartbeat of the town, has survived. I've played many gigs there, with kids running around, homemade food being served, all the joy of a big family loving life together.
Post Number: 616
|Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 8:24 pm: |
"Some flooring damage in basement but that's about it. Body wrecked from bailing window wells. "
Post Number: 11178
|Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 3:23 pm: |
Thanks for letting us know you all are ok; and thanks for sharing with us. Reading your accounts, and watching the PBS video linked by Edwin, gives us a stronger, more deeply felt, personal connection to what you and your neighbors have been through.