My Mom was on the news! Unfortunately, it wasn’t because she won the lottery or something cool. She actually is one of the people who had to repay FEMA for a flood that happened there 3 years ago.
Here she is, and her story:
My mom is really funny in this one:
She was on another station too, I just don’t know which one!
And here’s the article that was on the FRONT page of the Fond du Lac Reporter (my home town newspaper that I delivered for several years as a newspaper girl).
This incident is specifically important to Josh and I, because we were actually home for this! It of course was the one week that I was home that summer, and I brought my boyfriend (Josh) along to meet the family! So, I’ve decided to not only share the news broadcast of my mom from the home I grew up in, but also videos and photos that I took of the flood and our trip to Fond du Lac, just to reminisce.
It was 3 years ago, June 2008, and Josh and I had been dating for about 3 months at that time, and were so cute and in love:
Go to the Madison Zoo:
And spend time with my best friend and sister, Brittany:
We thought all the flooding was rather fun, at first… The first night we were there it rained a lot, enough for us to get “Flood 5th Street” (which is fairly common and no cause for too much alarm) and it was fun for us and the nieces and nephews to play in:
And here’s our basement. Man there’s a lot of crap down there, well, used to be… These pictures were taken early on. For some reason I was the only one taking photos or videos (and they aren’t the best, I know. It was on my old camera) and I didn’t feel like taking photos when I had 3 feet of water around me and had no idea what was floating around me in the basement.