The Boulder Flood

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My Genealogy Work Was Safe in the Cloud


What a week or two! So we had a flood, a 100 year, 500 year or perhaps 1000 year flood. We were lucky to lose only what was in the crawl space, furnace, ductwork, insulation, water vapor barrier, well equipment, pump, fans, three suitcases, seven chairs, twenty boxes of stuff, a sewing machine, a curious conglomeration of things.

My genealogy work was backed up in the cloud. I use I can only say it was heartening to know when I was debating what to take in the car, to know it was safe in the cloud. My go bag didn't need to have even space for a flash drive.

My kitchen was just painted, wonderfully done by Seaman Painting, 12566 County Rd 1, Longmont, CO   80504. It looks great, the guys were clean, quick and meticulous.

My books are all catalogued on so if the flood waters had escaped the crawl space, I had a bookcase by bookcase and box by box inventory of what was where. Out of thousands of books, one Rubbermaid box of books was mistakenly in the crawl space. Only the bottom four or five books were ruined. We were the lucky ones. (And no, we didn't think we had any book boxes in the crawl space, we certainly didn't mean to, but yet over time things got moved around, etc., etc., etc.)

So three raves in a week that sure could use them.

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Ida Sherwood Bettis is my paternal grand mother. Aunt Clara is my great aunt. I can remember every nooks and crany of that house and yard...

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