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Old 05-22-2011, 07:25 AM
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:47 PM
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see.. those are people that take matters into their own hands...

I would hope that I would be able to do something similar... even if I had to rent the equipment!!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:50 AM
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see.. those are people that take matters into their own hands...

I would hope that I would be able to do something similar... even if I had to rent the equipment!!!
I was impressed that someone with such a humble home did something so drastic to save it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:43 AM
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Know for sure this is real...seems it might be fake.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:49 AM
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Know for sure this is real...seems it might be fake.
It's true, though. I'm not sure if this applies to any of the above pictures, but last week on FNC they showed a man building a berm around his house to stop the flooding; an engineer they interviewed said it should hold.

Look here, Remy.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:58 AM
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I admire their ingenuity and self sufficiency.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:15 AM
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I admire their ingenuity and self sufficiency.
Yeah, absolutely, PTM. How refreshing is that?? I'm sure many folks are that way but it doesn't make as good a story as those who just wait around for a tax-payer bailout.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:42 AM
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I was impressed that someone with such a humble home did something so drastic to save it.
humble? he's got ac and everything on the spread! And apparently he puts his money into farm equipment.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:28 PM
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That is really amazing! About how many homes were saved this way? Just the two?

Really a great idea. Hopefully this idea will help people in the future.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:21 PM
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it is hard to imagine that someone could do that. where did they gett all the dirt from? that is ALOT of dirt. Many, many dumptruck loads. i wonder how long it would have taken to do that? i can't imagine how much that much dirt would have cost. or if they dug it themselves how long it would take to dig and move it.
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