Since Fargo has begun its 2011 flood fight there has been a whole lot more optimism then the 2009 or 2010 battles. For one, we were much more prepared. In 2009, even though it was not completely necessary, I stayed in the cities with my cousins and school was cancelled for an entire week. Last year, 2010, I remember from midnight to eight in the morning, going down to the Fargodome and filling and stacking sandbags until my arms were too tired to continue, going home to sleep for a few hours and heading over to pile sandbags up in a friend's backyard through the miserable rain while standing in mud that instantly covered any sandbag you didn't catch. We would be found later carrying all of the furniture, electronics, musical instruments, and work out machines up to the top level of their house where it was so packed they couldn't fit one more thing.
|Charlie helping my practice for tennis by running to get the ball for me. |