Flooding in Colorado, Now, Oh WOW

Wilder Man On Rolling Creek

The following two pictures are from this link:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/12/us-usa-colorado-flooding-idUSBRE98B0KM20130912 

A home and car are stranded after a flash flood in Coal Creek destroyed the bridge near Golden, Colorado September 12, 2013. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

1 of 17. A home and car are stranded after a flash flood in Coal Creek destroyed the bridge near Golden, Colorado September 12, 2013. / Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking / By Keith Coffman

A section of Highway 72 is missing after a flash flood tore through Coal Creek near Golden, Colorado September 12, 2013. REUTERS-Rick Wilking

16 of 17. A section of Highway 72 is missing after a flash flood tore through Coal Creek near Golden, Colorado September 12, 2013.
Credit: REUTERS/Rick Wilking / By Keith Coffman

“We’ve asked people in low-lying areas all through the county to evacuate … “

(Emergency Management spokesman).

Here’s a four minute video, guy getting rescued from his car overturned in a river …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr5vpPD8N5U

Flash flood warnings, mudslides, rockslides, flooding basements and homes, flooded streets, submerged cars, roads washed out / collapsed, 3 souls died, evacuations … Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2013/09/12/3-dead-in-colorado-floods/?test=latestnews#ixzz2eeTaA3LJ

My family lives at 8800 feet elevation, and we are not close to any rivers.  We do…

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FIDDLER … On the Roof !

This has happened before.  All four of us, two parents and two kiddos, taking a part in a musical.  Here we are again.  I’m the one … everybody else has to convince to participate.

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Let’s see … My son is … one of the “Sons”.  My daughter is one of the “Daughters”.  My wife is one of the “Mamas”, and I play the part of the Roof.  I also am one of the “Papas”.  It is one of those odd, rare, happenings when all four of us are in a musical.  I don’t even know when the performance is, but it’s interesting to hear my 12-year old daughter singing “Sunrise, Sunset”, and “Matchmaker”.  She likes the tune and the lyrics of “Sunrise, Sunset”.  But she likes the second one, “Matchmaker”, because she is talking about boys from time to time: “Hey Dad, that boy is cute.”

            A fiddler on the roof...
            Sounds crazy, no?
            But here, in our little village of Anatevka,
            you might say
            every one of us is a fiddler on the roof.
            Trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune
            without breaking his neck.
            It isn't easy.
            You may ask,
            why do we stay up there
            if it's so dangerous?
            Well, we stay because
            Anatevka is our home.
            And how do we keep our balance?
            That I can tell you in one word!
            Tradition!