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Range Prep

Sunday afternoon 4/21/13

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#1 Johnny Popper

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

The Rough Riders would like to invite you to a Dry Gulch Clean Up Day!!


We would like some help getting the range ready for the shoot on Sunday 4/28/13.  If you could join us about 1:30 pm Sunday 4/21/13, the help would be greatly appreciated.  The winter was not too kind to the Dry Gulch.


Thanks in advance.
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#2 jeweler jim

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

Please check the web site before coming out as the work is to correct what Mother Nature did to us with all the rain and as I type this in the range is getting pounded again right now.  If the road will not permit we will post something here, but I'm hoping we should be dry enough to try and prep Not So Dry Gulch Ranch on Sunday.
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#3 Johnny Popper

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:02 PM

Also to any that are attending, there is a bad spot in the driveway by the house.  You should be able to drive with one tire on one side and the other on the other side.
Be Carefull!!

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#4 jeweler jim

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:38 AM

As some of you know I live on the beautiful Fox River.  It's getting ugly and I'm wondering what the range looks like.

So again, please check the web site befor ecoming out Sunday...
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#5 jeweler jim

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:30 AM

As I sit typing this the water is about eight to twelve inches off the highs that I have only seen twice before in about fifty years of living on the river.  As the water will soon be lapping on the corner of the house (and basement under it) I might have to stay a little close to the ranch as it were.  


If we have power failure I have to be here to start the generator to back feed the house with power or loose everything in the basement.  Might not be able to join the party at the range unless the river has crested and is starting back down.  

Mother Nature can be very unforgiving sometimes and those that have told me what a beautiful spot I have here with my house should visit me now to see the other side of what sometimes takes place...

Perhaps some pictures later if this technically challenged old fart can get his daughter to take and post some here...

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#6 dd

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:27 AM

The JJ residence will be moving to Algonquin any day now!

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#7 jeweler jim

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

Have had the water lapping very close to that air conditioning unit and the corner of the house.  Again, there's a basement under that shack and a eight to twelve inch raise will put the water on the corner of the house.  Wife just called to say the washing machine just crapped out so if we do flood that's one less appliance I would have had to replace as it will be replaced anyway on Monday (MAYBE!)

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#8 Snidely Whiplash

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:13 PM

JJ, perhaps you should start with a sand-bagging party at your place in the morning, and then, weather permitting, move the fun to the Gulch?

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#9 jeweler jim

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

View PostSnidely Whiplash, on 19 April 2013 - 01:13 PM, said:

JJ, perhaps you should start with a sand-bagging party at your place in the morning, and then, weather permitting, move the fun to the Gulch?

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Unfortunately part of the house has a crawl space under it and the access to that is now eight inches from overflowing into the basement.  This could also be sand bagged, but when you have the type of pressure generated by eight foot plus in the water table it WILL FIND A WAY to seep into the basement from somewhere.  New cracks and or seepage developes to keep the pumps busy.

Been here before and you just have to wait it out and have the pumps and back up power to run them.  Twice before it was worse than it is now, but then this one hasn't crested yet
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#10 jeweler jim

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

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#11 jeweler jim

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:06 PM

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Neighbor to the west...
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

Happy Spring!
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

4:55 P.M. UPDATE: The Lake County Emergency Operations expects the water level in the Chain O’Lakes to rise another 6-12 inches.


Water levels will remain near crest-level for about a week, with an anticipated slow fall to normal levels.


Fox River downstream from the Chain is a concern, with road impacts and possible residential flooding at and south of Rawson Bridge Road, which is closed, Lake County said.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:35 AM

Another twelve inches and I got problems!

It's also interesting to sit and watch what comes down the river which is probably moving along at about ten miles an hour.  People who haven't lived here long have no clue what they're up against.  Just saw a section of pier with a picnic table and then a bunch of lumber stacked on top of it float by.  An extremely fine job of balancing the weight on top of the pier, but floating down river just the same with the pier section under water and unseen but you know it's there underneath that engineering marvel on top of it.


Then there will be those #@%$*&^ who launch their power boats before the river is open and ignore the fact that the river is closed or No Wake!  The damage they cause can be considerable after you think you've beaten the problem with all your efforts to make it through the flooding.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:09 AM

Think it has crested.  Came up about another five or six inches vertically and another foot or so up the lawn.  Will probably go out to the range, but will just be delivery...
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