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Flotsam and Jetsam

I was down at the ferry landing yesterday afternoon with my mom, Asha, and one of her friends, taking a look at the floodwaters. After eight days of rain, the river is up at least twelve feet from normal, though it is down three feet from its mid-week peak.

As we were marveling at the sights -- how little of the ferry slip's normally sixteen foot-tall pilings we could see, the speed of the current, how high the ferry and it's tug were relative to the landing on the Rocky Hill side -- we spied in the flotsam and jetsam the most amusing things: pumpkins.

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Yes, pumpkins, about one a minute zipping along in the current. Ain't life wonderful-odd?

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kriz1818
Oct. 16th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
The Courant has photos of a couple of guys in a boat collecting a bunch of those pumpkins.

Wonder what they're going to do with them?
netcurmudgeon
Oct. 17th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
Well, it probably doesn't hurt a pumpkin to be in the water ... they get left out in the rain, after all. I suppose that they'd still be saleable if they weren't banged up.

My mom left us a message — she was back down at the ferry landing today, and the water is up another three feet. The spot where I was standing to take that picture is now inundated. Thankfully it's all still farmland down there...
kriz1818
Oct. 17th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
Hopefully it'll STAY farmland, but I'm not going to count on it. Unless the country's flood insurance system gets totally bankrupted, anyway.
netcurmudgeon
Oct. 17th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there's a house going in on a certain piece of farmland... they're at the cellar digging phase, and there are a lot of us who fervrently hope that the hole flooded ... in a YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED kind of way.
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