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I know we're Hippo's but...

Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
edited 12:51AM in EggHead Forum
...this is ridiculous! Hi gang! We are all okay, we are just in an unfortunate situation where all the rain plus all of Atlanta's runoff has headed our way. We have a fixed dock holding a floating dock via the gangway(double hinged), and right now,the floating dock, with my biggest ark/boat is tied to it. The lake level is up about 8', I would guess. In the pics you can see the edge of my gangway still attached to the dock. The gangway is about 12 ft long. It is close to standing vertical under the water. Sparky has a pic or two of the dock when it dry and completely above water. So we're just hoping that the hinges hold out and that my floating dock and my boat don't float away. You can see the turbulent water in the background.

This the water running over the top of the dam, even with the gates open. The ground is just shaking from all the force. Just amazing the amount of power Mother nature puts out when she wants to!

About a block up the lake(yes, lakes have blocks)a lot of folks are flooded out of their homes. We drove around where we could but there wasn't much we could do. Please pray for these folks. Thanks for all of the calls and good thoughts!


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Prayers your way and to all affected.
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  • dang todd. ...been thinking about you guys this week. ..most important, hope your house is sitting on high ground!!!. ...stay dry man. ..looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks. ..
  • Wow, and to think just 2 years ago you guys were having such a severe drought. I hope things start to settle down for you.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Sure hope the fixed dock is FIXED. Scary stuff man, glad your dry. :ermm:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Glad to hear from you man!We been worried.My cousin and her family live in Atlanta!Ya'll are in our prayers.Good Vibes and Sunshine to you and yours!!! ;)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,708
    and on top of all this worry you had an abscessed tooth besides? HOLLY CRAP Bat Man! Assume you didn't try that aged beef tonight or did I miss an earlier post?
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Dunlap, IL
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    Hey buddy glad to hear your ok. Thoughts and prayers have been going out for you and all in the area. I hope the worst has passed,, can't wait to see you and the family again in a few weeks.
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks Molly!
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks Bro, We'll be up high enough I think. Looking forward to seeing you and the Spawn!
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    It's funny because earlier this year, things started drying up(Crops,not like Max). Be careful what you wish for. :laugh:
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks,I'm hoping too. Considering what it has survived thus far, I'm proud of my installation. I just hope a huge ole tree doesn't hit it like a battering ram. And I hope the water receeds! :unsure:
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks Brother Hoss! I hope they are Ok! If there is anything we can do to help them, let me know!
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    No, no aged ribeyes today, probably tomorrow. Jaw seems to have settled some, just still a bit tender. Really enjoyed talking with you yesterday.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Thank you Todd.They're OK! :) Some of their neighbors are'nt so lucky. :( Bless all of ya'll!
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks Pat. The boys keep asking when they are going to see Uncle Pat, Uncle Steve, & Uncle Moose(Mike). It's just amazing how many wonderful folks are on this forum!Looking forward to taking notes on Team Hardcore! :laugh:
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    I really hate to hear of so many folks, so tore up. :unsure:
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    3 weeks buddy. Tell Kenny and Rory I can't wait to see them also, and give Jeannie a big hug for me.
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    I hope the water receeds soon big'un, we're kinda gettin weary of all the rain too. Lucky for us it has been steady for two weeks instead of just dumping like it did on ya'll.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Me too! :(
  • I hope the rains stop and all is well

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Mi hermano........sorry just found this out........& needless to say...... you & your family just stay safe ok, prayers heading up north from here...................
    Just saw this impressive video...

    See you soon!!!
  • Todd...Prayers coming your way! Hope all holds together for you, and hope your neighbors are faring better than you are thinking. ;) Been a tough go for SOO many in that area lately! Just stay safe! That's the most important part! ;) God Bless, Todd. :)
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks bro! I hope everything is going well up your way!
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks Ross! It seems that the rain has stopped, and that will help in time. The natural resources folks said that it takes 19-22 hours for the water to reach us from any rains in Atlanta. So far, this is the only "recession" that I'm actually cheering for! :laugh:
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Gracias, mi hermano! We are all fine and that's all that matters. The docks, the boat, the yard,...all replacable(notice I didn't say anything about my egg). I'm hoping the worst of it is over now. I'm off the next couple of days, so I should be able to care of anything minor that comes up. I look forward to seeing you and Loren! BTW, I bout fell over laughing with your post the other day about the steak. Priceless!
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks Michelle! I know WE are blessed throughout this whole mess. I just hope evryone else stays safe too. I'm looking forward to seeing you and Tim in few weeks. I've got best bear hug just waiting for yall to arrive; oh, and you'll get one too! :whistle: ;) :woohoo:
  • AnnaGAnnaG Posts: 1,104

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your neighbors... Please stay safe and well...
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Hope you're holding up O.K. Sure is a sad thing to say the least. Were pulling of all of you in harms way. Hope it gets better soon.

  • Todd, Impressive pics ! I hope the break in the rain lasts a few days so things can start to get back to normal for you guys. It looks like your 'installation' is going to pull though, hope that's true.

    Prayers for your family and neighbors.....
  • Wow that is amazing. Hope everyone is safe Thoughts and Prayers from PA
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