Friday, September 2, 2011
The House on the Hill is Still Here
We are still here! Yes, I live where the flooding in New York State just devistated our entire valley and totally wiped out whole towns. Ours is barracked - so have not been into town. The National Guard has been into all areas - although my brother and I showed them on their map where some small hamlets and lived in areas are that they didn't have notated - hope they got into them.
The photo was taken from my front porch and we ran as just to left we saw the wall of water coming. We are 35 feet up from the valley floor and it is a little over a half mile to the base of that mountain where the Schoharie Creek runs - our village is just to the right. The water was to our front porch, so we knew the entire valley was under water.
Yes, I did a lot of hand work - when I missed machine, I hand cranked. But time has been spent cleaning up. For us it is clearing the debry in our yard and front field. We have a large water storage (water buffalo) tank, generator, food, clothing ------ oh, so much more than those who just have lost everything.
Here is where you can help:
QuiltBug newsletter that shows photos and gives where you can donate.
It will take time for me to catch up on things - home and community first.