Quick Update And A Little Self-Glorification
Hey all. I just finished my 8th day of sandbag filling. The news is approximately the same. The Corps of Engineers is still going to release the same ungodly amount of water.(or should I say godly… Hmmm… Dilemma.) They have only adjusted the time frame of its release. Some time this weekend they’ll start the 120,000 cubic feet per second and some time next week they’ll up it to 150,000 cfs. In short, we are still screwed. To give you an idea about the amount of flow that is the previous record release since the dam was finished in the early 1950′s was 75,000 cfs in 1975. We will double that in the next week and a half. I’ll keep you posted.
I’m somewhat surprised that this hasn’t hit the national news yet. Bismarck is just the beginning. There are towns downstream where all the people are going to be evacuated.
But as a bit of self-glorification, my son and I were interviewed for the paper because we were out there so much. Here’s a link. Unfortunately it reveals my secret identity, but as most of you know that anyway it’s not a big deal and past time to come clean anyway. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Waylon Hedegaard. I’m a union boilermaker living in Bismarck, North Dakota. I’m married to the single greatest woman on the planet, Renee Ewine and my 13-year-old son, Reilly, is my soul mate and the apple of my eye and whose super power is a unique ability to drive me batshit insane on rare occasions. I am truly a blessed atheist, albeit, a tired and sore one.
It’s nice to meet you.
It is a nice article. The other young lady, Liz Mizell,I found particularly impressive. She’s a nonreligious 16-year-old and has come out there nearly every day on her own for about six hours a day. That is an impressive amount of dedication. In addition, there were about 125 teenagers from a town 200 miles away who volunteered to take a bus down and sandbag all day.
Every time someone gripes about the youth of this country not giving a shit, I’d like to slap them. Obviously, the same goes for church as the only way to instill morals.