Supposed to stay in the low 30's for a few days. Good. Slower melting as the river recedes. Things will have to stay as is until the second cresting, I suppose. When I was out and about it was strange to see sandbags around the post office in Moorhead and lanes of traffic still closed off by huge mounds of sand on Interstate 94 near the river.
It's a difficult thing to wrap your mind around--that we could turn around and have a second crest near the height of the first record-breaker. The people are just recovering from the first flood. We really need something permanent built up here, that's for sure. I hope we can finally get some federal help. The cost to business up here to close for days on end, making 5 million sandbags, the national guard, shipping pumps, ambulances and helicopters from all over to move hospital patients and senior citizens, all the equipment, people losing sleep for days, volunteers from all over, feeding and housing evacuees/volunteers--and that's not counting the homes lost, cleanup, and all the damages from the flood to be dealt with afterwards. They even dug out the sand/clay from some of the school yards. The people were absolutely fantastic!! But they're exhausted. I hope the second cresting isn't as bad.
This coming week Leah and I are probably going to run around doing errands and shopping--and skip craft day until the following week. Probably Tuesday Leah said. And I should be feeling pretty much back to normal by that time, I'm sure. :):)