I had not heard from Ashleymardigragirl lately, I know she lives in CO, so I gave her an e-mail asking how she is doing in the floods.
Just checking up on some of our driving friends.
She is doing well and very busy.
This is her reply:
I haven't been on lately because of how busy I've been with a new job and a new house. We've spent an unexpected amount of time fixing stuff and then stuff just keeps on breakin', LOL. I've gotten a new horse to be buds with my filly and I've finished my cart aside from the poly which I have to do this winter because of how dusty it was up here.
The floods have been crazy, we live at just over 9000ft but, *apparently* they aren't letting anyone up here (NW of fort collins) because of how stuffed with water the poudre river it. I haven't heard anything about it because at work we've been knocked out of internet for days and I haven't got any television at my house. Also, since all of the rain and we haven't gotten settled in enough to have finished the pasture fencing and "barn" we spent a crazy amount of time changing blankets, checking on, and feeding the horses.
When I was in boulder at my dads visiting him on Wednesday we heard flood sirens so we waited a bit before we headed home (we left at 11pm) and didn't get home until 3am. It was terrible apparently the HWY we took later that night had collapsed and almost severed a huge gas line were it not for a truck somehow getting wedged underneath it
Thankfully, we live fairly high above the metro so most of our water just ran downhill. Strangely (for me anyways) was the amount of thick fog we got up here. My driveway is about 50 yards from my front door and the horses usually hang out right next to the garage, especially when they hear the door open; we couldn't see the garage for like two its it was so densely covered with fog combined with a torrential down pour LOL.
Hope to see you back soon Ashley, looking forward to updates on your girl, and the cart!
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