Well I found this quote in a Yahoo article.
One community did decide to move the entire town to higher ground after the 1993 floods. This week, residents of Valmeyer, Ill., are looking down at the raging river from the bluffs they now sit atop, instead of from the plain where their town was largely washed away 15 years ago.
I remember watching Valmeyer wash away in 1993. The heartbreak of those people was something else. Their decision to move to higher ground seems really smart. There are areas North of us that are flooding pretty heavily. I recall driving to one of Drew’s soccer games last year and there was an entire area that had billboards mocking the flood of 1993 talking about how they were selling the land to build industrial parks all along the levee. Right now that area where the billboards were as well as the road we drove on are underwater. I don’t think those people thought the levee would break so soon..they were figuring on an 80 year cycle or something. There are some things you really can’t predict.
Sarah and the Goon Squad was asking for help today on what to make for dinner. It just so happens that I’m “bringing a dish” to my friends BBQ tomorrow. This is one of those super easy yet yummy ideas.
Strawberry and Spinach Salad.
Step One: Go to the store and purchase a bag of prewashed baby spinach. Pint of Strawberries. Bag of nuts. Bottle of Poppy-seed Dressing. Tin Roasting Pan. Disposable Utensils.
If you can’t figure out what to do with all of that you have no business fixing food. I’ve also had this with some additional stuff like crumbled feta cheese, blueberries, red onions.. You can really do whatever you want. It’s super yummy, the right about of sweet for a summer day, or anytime really and it’s quick and easy to throw together. You can also purchase lowfat Poppyseed dressing which is pretty tasty too.
What is a quick easy thing you like to bring with you to events?
Click here to play with fireworks and not get hurt..or arrested.
Driving to work this morning there was a huge billboard advertising fireworks. Umm, in the area where the billboard is and where I live fireworks are illegal. It seems silly to either be selling them or make them illegal. At my house I always end up with bottle rockets on my roof and in my yard. Cops don’t really do anything about it. When I was little we always had sparklers and “tiger” chasers..What the heck is the PC word for those? Am I right, Tiger Chasers? Anyway we also had snakes which I loved but they made the sidewalk black which mom hated. As we got older we had bottle rocket fights in the parking lot. (union lots we used to hang out in every night to ride bikes, smoke, drink, and do everything else..of course this was pre-security cameras). Back then the cops had things like organized crime to deal with and left us kids alone.
Now..we don’t even buy fireworks, they seem like such a waste of money.
Do you buy and shoot off fireworks?