DRIVING A MODEL T ON THE AUDUBON

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DRIVING A MODEL T ON THE AUDUBON

Driving a Model T on the Audubon is exactly how I feel using the dial-up service I'm being forced to use in writing this. I have been so eager to keep you informed and post personal pictures of the flood but I can't until I find a High Speed connection. I'm tempted to just pull up next to some motel and see if I can hijack a signal just to show you what is happening.

To make things even worse my dial-up provider lost service to about half the town yesterday so I could not even thank all of you for the support and prayers you have been sending our way. Dial-up is way better then nothing but it doesn't hold a candle to any kind of high speed connection. Dial up is keeping me from posting pictures. Every time I try it errors out.

Let me start out my update with what the "Press"feels is absolutely amazing. With approximately 15,000 people being homeless there are less then 400 people in the emergency housing shelters. The typical response among locals here is "We are North Dakotian's, we take care of our own".

The Bob Timm family is staying at Grandmas house. Grandma is in here mid to late 80's and has been talking about down sizing. Lucky for us she hasn't yet. As we walk around the neighborhood I would venture to guess that 90% of the homes here have "refugees" staying with them.

I have so many good things to say but at dial-up speed just these few paragraphs have taken over an hour (counting many failed attempts to add photographs). For now just let me say the community is really pulling together with things like volunteer help, free meals, one man of modest means even purchased $1,000.00 worth of bottled water just to give it away (our water system has been compromised and we have no drinking water). Volunteers are even organizing for the clean up that is expected to begin in two weeks.

Why will clean up wait two weeks? Please keep in mind that this whole disaster was brought upon by the mis-management of the Corp of Engeeners in the way they run the resiviour system. They will continue to dump water on us until they feel the reservoirs are at a safe level. They sure did a great job of that this spring didn't they.

That is all the negitivism I'm going to throw into this post because I want you to know that things are REALLYup-beat around here and peoples spirits are high. The Corp of Engineers have slowed the releases and the water has dropped a couple inches. The couple of inches have brought high hopes to us all.

Tanks again for all the Love.

Bob Timm and Family.

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Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Glad to hear from you. I have been wondering how things were going. It is always good to visit Grandma but under these circumstances the joy is quite less I am sure. Hang in there as you are all in my thoughts and prayers. P.S> Think back to the joy of when dial up was all there was!

June 29, 2011 07:20 AM
Rainer
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
Lake Oconee Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country

Bob- bless you, your family, and all those going through this experience all throughout our great nation right now. I guess in hindsight there is dial up to be thankful for but after becoming so accustomed to high speed I can imagine it's quite frustrating. A great reminder to slow down and appreciate what we've got. Keeping you in my thoughts!

June 29, 2011 10:11 AM
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Jeremy Wrenn
President, Wrenn Home Improvements
Wrenn Home Improvements

Bob, glad to hear you are in good spirits.  Sorry about the dial up, but at least that's the problem on your mind, and not that the whole town got washed away.

Do keep us updated as you can.  I pray you are well and the water leaves quickly!

June 29, 2011 04:02 PM
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Dee Mayers
San Gabriel Valley, CA

It is really heart warming to see volunteers in action helping those in need when disaster strikes.  And this kind of giving, the help from strangers will go along way in keeping your spirit and hope alive.   Glad to know the family is safe thanks to Grandma.  Give her a big hug and if there is something Grandma needs, pay it forward Bob.

June 29, 2011 10:17 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Bob - It is really good to hear from you and to get these updates.  For all the disruption this disaster has caused your community, it is the collective spirit and coming together of folks while providing strength and support!  Recovery is always easiest in an environment such as that!  I continue to hold you, your family, and your community in my thoughts and prayers!

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