Thursday, March 20, 2008

Flooding in Missouri

It rained here for the past 2 days, we probably had 5" of rain. Here's a picture of I-44, which is a major interstate that runs through Missouri. This is the Gasconade River. The water was 18" over the road. Traffic was diverted for 12 hours but semi's could go through. This was amazing because when you normally drive over the bridge, you could never imagine the water this high. They said the river had risen 35 feet. This is about 10 miles from our house. Thankfully, we didn't have any water damage or problems.
Nicky went on a trip this week for spring break with one of her friends. They went on a cruise to Jamaica and the friend's parents paid for it! It's nice to have friends like that. I will post her picture tomorrow. We are all excited to have her home and it will be fun to hear how the trip went.
Our washing machine is dying, it's a Kenmore front loader. After finding out what it will cost to fix it and the uncertainty of whether it will last much longer after that, we decided to go ahead and get a new one. I ordered a LG front loader from Home Depot this week, we should get it next week. All the reviews on the LG's were really good. I can't wait to get it, I think the neatest feature it has on it is the delay wash. So many times I put a load in before I go to bed and the clothes have to sit in the washer until the next morning. Now I can put them in there and set it to wash 12 hours later! How cool is that?

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