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We're on TV & The Papers Love Us!!!

I have to say that, even if our damage is limited to a destroyed fence and some serious erosion, it is extremely photogenic, and obvious to anyone.  This is in stark contrast to the poor guy two doors down from us, who has a post and pier within an inch of the sandbank, that erodes about a meter a day!  His house will begin to slowly sink into the beach today or tomorrow, but it just doesn't photograph so well--sort of like watching paint dry or ice melt.

Alfonso and his wife showed up this morning carrying two papers featuring our house and fence prominently, in articles that carried dire warnings that our house would soon be "no more"...they sort of liked my description of the creeping erosion.  Also, they said that we were carried on all the TV Channels yesterday...

Here are some of the pictures from the papers...







 I know this is a duplicate, but I wanted you to see the spread...



This is a shot of how the project looked yesterday...we are leaving the poor ol' palm tree in place, 'cause it helps slow down the waves.  The guys have put in 300 sand bags that weigh over 200 pounds each.  We are still hoping that the State will show up with huge boulders to help us out. 

I am in daily email contact with the State Engineer who was so sympathetic with our problem here.  He is telling me not to give up hope...but it's the government, so who knows?

We have had three rather benign high tides, but as I look out the window at the present one, I see larger waves building far out to sea...so we are rooting for the big boy boulders to come thru...

Posted on Fri, February 5, 2010 at 08:08AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

Are you guys safe? The caption on one of the papers "A US couple refuses to abandon their property" sounds worrisome. You'll leave if things get too exciting, right? Keeping fingers crossed and wishing you the very best outcome!

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlooloo

Hi Looloo...thanks bunches for your concern, but we are fine for now. We are busy filling sandbags to shore up erosion, but we have lucked out in that we have had very small waves for the last six high tides. One person did mention to us that the TV report also said that February 17 will feature extremely high waves--for that we are keeping fingers and toes crossed...
We also think that maybe the guv-mint guys also heard the same thing..hope so...
Hope to see you soon,

Bob & Rox

February 5, 2010 | Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne

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