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A river runs through it..... the Sub that is.
Ok, so I live on a farm and a river(The Nooksack) is the property line all down one side..
At about 8:30 or so lastnight I was driving in the field with my brother in our Suburban and I got stuck.. it was dark, the river was rising, already pushing the bank and flowing in at some places, and its not supposed to crest until about now I think... It just flooded Saturday morning worse than it has in 7 or 8 years.. anyway, so we trudge back a quarter mile through the mud and water to get the 4x4 John Deere only to find its not exactly available.. its in the barn, hooked to a hay wagon with 2 roundbails on it, and the only way to get it out would be to back it out, but behind it is a big mud pit, with a manure spreader sitting in it.. Plus we were worried about even using the tractor anyway with the rate the water was raising... .. so we grabbed a chain slopped back to the Suburban and tied it to a tree in the middle of some blackberry bushes about 40 feet away....... .. The water there never probably gets more than 3 feet high in a moderately bad flood.. probably, but I've never been out there to measure really..
Thisafternoon my brother and I tried to get a look at it.. Best view we could get once we got to the waters edge out in a field was about half a mile from it and a head on view of the front... Water was up to the front bumper, though its parked on a slight incline, plus we dug our rear down deep.... we dont have a front driveline so we were just 2 wheel drive.. We've decided to invest in one now though. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] .. anyway, its too dark to see how high it is now. .. I figured I'd share my current happenings. I'll try to get pics once the water goes down. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Oh.. how bad is this gunna be for our running gear, sitting in silty riverwater for like 12+ hours? ... We have too many projects at the moment so doing a big teardown isnt really very doable... but then, I dont wanna just let it sit, as that I'm sure would be the debbil.