Thursday, December 31, 2015

#MSRiverFlood2016 - 12/30/2015 (44ft)

As the water was rising (44ft), the levee roads were full of trucks and trailers and moving vans. Like ants, moving a mound, so much traffic filled the levee and lake roads.

I was helping my parents move everything from under the house and was able to snap a few pics.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Looking Back at 2011 (Again - 2015/16 Edition)

I recently found some pics that I believe show the community, effort, and tribulations of living next to the MS River.

Music Mondays (12/28/2015) - Philip Larkin and Nirvana

With the birth of my daughter, and the reviving of Music Mondays, I thought this was appropriate. I think these two mash well with themes of doubt, desire, and the reality that imperfection exists even when we think we are doing what's best.

This Be The Verse

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.

Philip Larkin


Here Comes the Water - #MSRIVERFLOOD2016

We have been blessed since 2011 that we have not had monumental high waters in the MS Delta. On Christmas Eve, as we were gathering with our family, we got the call that the river stage was going to hit 50 feet. While this is over our driveway, and lapping near our front door, it is manageable.

Now, the river stage was been updated. On Dec. 27, 2015, the river is projected to crest on January 14, 2016 at 57.5.

Water will be, at this level, about 5 to 6 feet under our house. We had raised our house after the 2011. I plan to documents, as I have in the past.

I am posting below by "wrap up" post after the 2011 flood. Please visit it to see pictures or flood stages.

Looking Back at the Flood of 2011

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hello Word: Meet Lyla Jane Coppage

Lyla Jane was born on August 31, 2015. Missy and I are blessed, and of course, everyday has been an adventure.