Monthly Archives: July 2010

MORE OIL UPDATES..

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Here are some of the photos I took yesterday. I saw more than I could
believe. I smelled the horrible odor of oil. I feel for those people in the
Gulf area if this is even a tiny amount of what they are suffering with.
Anyone who is living along the banks of the river or by the lakes that
are affected will surely be affected for some time to come. I could only
stand near the bridges and wonder how long this whole tragedy will
last. A few minutes rolled by and it was all I could stand. IF this reaches
LAKE MICHIGAN I just shudder to think. The EPA is reporting that over a
MILLION gallons are in this leak. HORRIBLE thoughts indeed.
     
That is foam buildup as the oil rushes under the bridge.  Protestors who have been living along the river
and smell that stink. The sign says YOUR CRUDE IS MAKING US SICK!  The media is everywhere on so many
spots it is incredible 
We had storms yesterday
so I was unable to take a lot of pictures but will take more when I get back to the city
on Friday.  The wildlife I saw looked terrible..just so sad.. The Governor is ANGRY over
the way things are being handled by ENBRIDGE company and how much oil was lost
and not reported correctly. Our weather is better today and tomorrow so they are able to
do more clean up. EPA is in charge now so hopefully our area will get more help.
The RED CROSS is in charge of helping those who are staying close to the river and
can no longer take the fumes. I don’t blame them at all, I could only stand near
for a few minutes..Well that is what is happening in our area.. HOPE things are much better
where you are.
SENDING MY PRAYERS TO SIS CAROLE on the loss of her brother and GET
WELL WISHES to BOB R U SERIOUS.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!! 
 

OIL DISASTER

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Here are some of the photos I took yesterday. I saw more than I could
believe. I smelled the horrible stink of oil. I feel for those people in the
Gulf area if this is even a tiny amount of what they are suffering with.
Anyone who is living along the banks of the river or by the lakes that
are affected will surely be affected for some time to come. I could only
stand near the bridges and wonder how long this whole tragedy will
last. A few minutes rolled by and it was all I could stand. IF this reaches
LAKE MICHIGAN I just shudder to think. The EPA is reporting that over a
MILLION gallons are in this leak. HORRIBLE thoughts indeed.
     
That is foam buildup as the oil rushes under the bridge.  Protestors who have been living along the river
and smell that stink. The sign says YOUR CRUDE IS MAKING US SICK!  The media is everywhere on so many
spots it is incredible 
We had storms yesterday
so I was unable to take a lot of pictures but will take more when I get back to the city
on Friday.  The wildlife I saw looked terrible..just so sad.. The Governor is ANGRY over
the way things are being handled by ENBRIDGE company and how much oil was lost
and not reported correctly. Our weather is better today and tomorrow so they are able to
do more clean up. EPA is in charge now so hopefully our area will get more help.
The RED CROSS is in charge of helping those who are staying close to the river and
can no longer take the fumes. I don’t blame them at all, I could only stand near
for a few minutes..Well that is what is happening in our area.. HOPE things are much better
where you are.
SENDING MY PRAYERS TO SIS CAROLE on the loss of her brother and GET
WELL WISHES to BOB R U SERIOUS.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!! 
 

OIL OIL And MORE OIL…

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It’s all over the news and will be for some days to come. Oil.. 280,000 gallons of it. Flowing through the pipeline that was broken. It is headed for Lake Michigan quickly. The Governor of Michigan declared the county a disaster area so that federal help could be utilized. They cannot work fast enough to keep it from making it’s way downstream with the water line so high due to the recent rainfall. More rain coming. It is a sad situation. Wildlife are being affected, just as in the Gulf States. We are a tiny spill compared to that one, but because we are seeing it up close and personal we see now with our own eyes how bad it is. BENZENE.. is what they are talking about now. How it will affect us in the future? I can only imagine how it will be on the wildlife. It’s a sad day around our town.. and it will be that way until all this OIL is GONE!! 

SUN SHINY DAY!!

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THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW…..Sun
Well it surely did! We have had two days now with NO RAIN!
Sure is nice and things are finally drying out. The ground
here was just so saturated you sank down in it when you walked
across it. My basement is finally beginning to clear up with me
getting over half a large tank full of water off that floor.
The smell is terrible, so today I am getting some of that scented
bleach to spray around down there to help avoid the dreaded
MOLD that will grow if I don’t.
Got so many errands to run today, that I put off because of the
storms last week. The crockpot is on,cell phone is charging,
the grocery list is made and the
car is gassed up. (Over the weekend gas went back to 2.85 a gallon
here after 2.72 last week, was glad I filled up early.)
Getting lunch made in a while and getting ready to take mom
to treatment again. Our days are full now, more than they ever
have been. Things don’t seem to calm down until night falls
and we can sit back and relax a little.
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY AND WEEK AHEAD!!
 

LET THE SUN SHINE….

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THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW…..Sun
Well it surely did! We have had two days now with NO RAIN!
Sure is nice and things are finally drying out. The ground
here was just so saturated you sank down in it when you walked
across it. My basement is finally beginning to clear up with me
getting over half a large tank full of water off that floor.
The smell is terrible, so today I am getting some of that scented
bleach to spray around down there to help avoid the dreaded
MOLD that will grow if I don’t.
Got so many errands to run today, that I put off because of the
storms last week. The crockpot is on,cell phone is charging,
the grocery list is made and the
car is gassed up. (Over the weekend gas went back to 2.85 a gallon
here after 2.72 last week, was glad I filled up early.)
Getting lunch made in a while and getting ready to take mom
to treatment again. Our days are full now, more than they ever
have been. Things don’t seem to calm down until night falls
and we can sit back and relax a little.
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY AND WEEK AHEAD!!
 

BRRRR..IT’S HOT OUTSIDE…

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Isn’t that cool looking! Ahhh right now I could
just jump in that snowpile. We had over a foot
in this picture. In honor of my "sister" in who
lives UPNORTH..HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!!Birthday cake
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Last night we had two tornado warnings that lasted until
past 1 AM in the morning. It was a pretty tricky night
watching and waiting for the next report. Our great
station here went on live on the internet so people could
follow if they weren’t close to a tv. It was great hearing
their live comments to each other and the latest information
BEFORE they went on air with it. The storms we have had
seem to be following the same track across our state over
and over and over. Some cities are just drenched today with
INCHES of rain and more to come. We had the high winds and
hail and rain but the worst went south of us here by about 10
miles or so. I was sure glad. I didn’t feel like getting Mom up
at that hour and disturbing her sleep. Sleepy smile
So it’s a long day today and a hot one. I just couldn’t stand it
out there so I decided I would like to look at something COLD.
HOPE YOU DO TOO!! Wink
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A COOL, SAFE AND GREAT WEEKEND!!

BRRRRRR IT’S HOT OUTSIDE…..

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Isn’t that cool looking! Ahhh right now I could
just jump in that snowpile. We had over a foot
in this picture. In honor of my “sister” in who
lives UPNORTH..HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY!!Birthday cake
*********************************************************************
Last night we had two tornado warnings that lasted until
past 1 AM in the morning. It was a pretty tricky night
watching and waiting for the next report. Our great
station here went on live on the internet so people could
follow if they weren’t close to a tv. It was great hearing
their live comments to each other and the latest information
BEFORE they went on air with it. The storms we have had
seem to be following the same track across our state over
and over and over. Some cities are just drenched today with
INCHES of rain and more to come. We had the high winds and
hail and rain but the worst went south of us here by about 10
miles or so. I was sure glad. I didn’t feel like getting Mom up
at that hour and disturbing her sleep. Sleepy smile
So it’s a long day today and a hot one. I just couldn’t stand it
out there so I decided I would like to look at something COLD.
HOPE YOU DO TOO!! Wink
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A COOL, SAFE AND GREAT WEEKEND!!