September to Now

September to Now

We’ve had a time warp. On September 9th 2019 the lake flooded. I’ll post pictures of the actual flood but for now here is where we sit.

We’ve gotten a new meter and box from Sioux Valley electric so we now have access to 200 AMP electrical service and the trailer has power for the first time since September.

I fired up the sewage lift pump and it did run (thankfully) but did not turn off (sadly). The Sanitary district comes tomorrow to take a look.

The water pump is a goner, as is the AC condenser, plans are underway to future-flood-proof both replacements.

The deck survived fine, just lost the remaining lumber to finish it, no big deal to get replacement.

The house itself fared OK, the water got high enough to pull down the insulation and belly plastic, as well as destroy some vents. We’ll have to address all of that this spring. The skirting is destroyed, though I’m not losing sleep over that. I loaded up the skirting and took it to Colton to dispose of it.

The grass is very rough, as is the beach.

Plans are forming for repair and rebuild. Hopefully soon we’ll have more work to share.

One moment of excitement: a cow got out from the feed lot on the way down to the lake and I kept more from getting out and kept the one that did get out in place until Tim & Lori came and got it back in and repaired the fence.

Weather

Cool and cloudy, mid 50’s for a high. Calm winds.

People

Chris

4th Down

4th Down

Weekend 4/5 in August started Friday with Michelle and I dropping things off and picking up kids from Grandma’s. Dinner at the Hillside turned into William staying with Grandma over night. Margaret and Michelle and I made our way back to the lake for the night.

Saturday

Saturday morning breakfast was followed by Michelle’s friend Sara and her son Cash coming to visit. Cash and Margaret got some good quality play time in outside in the yard and sand before coming in due to wind and temperature. Lunch was BLT’s and Cash played outside while Margaret napped. I went to re-supply in town and pick up William from Grandma and Grandpa Caron’s. After we got back we made steaks, sweet corn and shrimp scampi for dinner. Grandma and Grandpa joined us late for dinner. Sara and Cash returned to Sioux Falls for the night.

People

Chris/Michelle/William/Margaret Uthe, Sara and Cash, Doug and Julie Caron.

Weather

Windy from the south and chilly in mid 70’s. Mostly cloudy with a few splashes of sunshine.