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July 19, 2007


An odd muggy day in Fort Collins. Reminds me of the flood of 1997, which inundated our little apartment complex near Spring Creek. It happened about this time of year, the 27th of July, I believe. And to add to the whole nostalgic thing going on, the Front Range of Colorado is under a flash flood watch. Granted, very little rain has actually fallen, but this feels very much like the monsoon season that dumped 14 inches of rain upstream of our place ten years ago.

Posted by: mikey at 07:06 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Was I the first commenter?  What do I win?!?!?! 

Posted by: jimmyb at July 19, 2007 07:20 PM (oIij/)

2 Hope you stay relatively dry, BTW.

Posted by: jimmyb at July 19, 2007 07:21 PM (oIij/)


Ah cain't scroll daown.  Whut'n thee hell's wrong?


Posted by: HKpistole at July 20, 2007 08:26 AM (/j9KS)


Which apartment complex were you in in 1997?  I had moved away from Ft. Collins by then, but the apartments I had lived in 1993-94 were flooded.  It was bizzare to see all the damage to places I knew on the national news from half a continent away, can't imagine what it was like to live through it.

Good luck staying dry.

PS if you really want to know what went on in the buildings with no windows and big air handlers (comments on your interview at IMAO) drop me a line.  I will warn you though the tale is probably (definitely gaurenteed to be, extremely: take your pick) less interesting than you would imagine went on there.

Posted by: Brian The Adequate at July 20, 2007 12:56 PM (EZmj/)

5 I remember that flood. Its syprising that I remember because I was like 6 at the time. but never the less the memory is there, I remember talking to my parents about whether or not it was gonna flood, but they said it wouldn't. Then at midnight my mom woke me up while my dad was shoving towels under the door. I remember that we had tried so hard to keep the water out that by the time we finaaly opened the door the water flowed out. Amazing, remember so vividly the events that unfolded that night and yet I can barely remember my third grade teachers name.

Posted by: Lord Kinkade of Arcis at July 20, 2007 10:10 PM (TnNZK)



Come to Fort Collins, I'll buy you a beer. Aside from that, prizes are scarce.

Posted by: mikey at July 20, 2007 10:28 PM (TnNZK)



Not sure what's up with the scroll down thing. It's hit and miss, and I'm really lame at the blog thing. I sometimes make it work by refreshing. Other than that, (shrug.)

Posted by: mikey at July 20, 2007 10:30 PM (TnNZK)



We were at New Colony on Shields, just south of Prospect. We could throw a rock and hit Spring Creek. The damage we received was relativley minor. The worst part was losing a set of encyclopedias from 1902. That sucked.

So, the big ventilators and stuff at CSU are less interesting than some kind of alien DNA thing? Dang.

Posted by: mikey at July 20, 2007 10:34 PM (TnNZK)

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