May 6, 2010, 12:48 PM
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Hey, David, I just saw this. I'm fine, as you now already know. We had flooding in our basement, only about two inches (though we probably got about a foot of water total, it seeped in really slowly, and we bailed all day into the toilet, and our pipes held, so we kept it to a minimum). I got the rabbits upstairs (photos on my blog) and they were unhurt, though two of them were soaked (the other one intelligently got into her high-sided litter bin and stayed there). We lost internet, but I have internet on my phone (it's a Blackberry, and a pain in the arse to use, but I was able to post to twitter etc from there). We were mostly back to normal by Monday night, except for my kitchen is still out of commission - the flooding must have left solids in our dishwasher pipe (which is the same pipe as the sink) and it keeps backing up when we try to use it, so we're waiting on that being fixed. Compared to what some people have gone through, we got off really easily.
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My favourite story from this whole thing - a friend tells me the Kroger near her was completely flooded, and there were people out with boats in the parking lot fishing. Oh, Tennessee.
I'm proud of our community, though - as far as I know there was no looting, or profiteering. You hear stories about people and businesses taking terrible advantage at times like this, but both this time and when Nova Scotia was hit by Hurricane Juan (the only comparable disaster I've known firsthand), people just helped each other out.
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