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serenity blaze
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0 posted 09-30-2002 03:50 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

sigh...the weather is at it again...Now Hurricane Lili. The water still hasn't receded in many places from Isadore.

Here is a related story regarding what would be MY evacuation route:
http://www.nola.com/archives/t-p/index.ssf?/newsstory/iten29_2.html


Drat! The pictures were pretty dramatic, one showed the top OF A BUS only...it was submerged. And? It was also discovered during Isadore, that several pumping stations in my little corner of the swamp are not equipped with emergency generators. Which means, of course, if there is a power outage (and there usually is) we cannot even count on that to pump out the 1/2 inch of water an hour (inadequate, still but better than nothing) which generally saves our butts during a typical storm.

sigh...

AND? There were several breaks in the levee system--some so severe that local residents took it upon themselves to make "makeshift" sandbags to shore up the levee themselves--DURING THE STORM, in a desperate (and in one case, successful) effort to save their neighborhoods.

Obviously, there has been no time to address any of these issues properly.

AND? Just ONE month ago? WE SOLD OUR BOAT!!!


So...how about it? Can I crash at your place for awhile? I'll bring the beer...
bsquirrel
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1 posted 09-30-2002 04:03 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Sure, just hike over with your spoon. I'll provide the soup.
Irie
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2 posted 09-30-2002 04:51 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Leave the beer, I have plenty!

~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ...
Swim out to it"

Not A Poet
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3 posted 09-30-2002 06:07 PM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

Well, you could probably get to either my brother's or sister's house. On second thought, that probably wouldn't help much. Ther are in Slidell.

Good luck

Pete

Never express yourself more clearly than you can think - Niels Bohr

Miah
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4 posted 09-30-2002 06:08 PM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

That really sucks serenity.  Just when you want it to be over, more and more comes your way.  I have a little blow up boat that I usually fill with beer at picnics, your welcome too it.  Beer and all.
Kielo
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5 posted 09-30-2002 06:45 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

You can come here. I'll sleep downstairs on the futon.
Nan
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6 posted 09-30-2002 07:07 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Sure - Come on up... The weather is perfect - and the water in front of my house has to rise at least twenty feet before I'd consider evacuation... BYOC...
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7 posted 09-30-2002 07:12 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Heh K, we have a few spare rooms in my place,
drink cabinet is a bit dry at the moment but
they are about million pubs and off-licences in this country, two to every person or something crazy like that. So your welcome here for some Irish hospitality, best in the world

Don't drag the orchestra into this thing
Rattle those sticks, rattle those sticks
The sound is beautiful, its perfect!
The birthday party

Sunshine
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8 posted 09-30-2002 07:34 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Sweetie, I'll take you in, with all of your belongings, IF you bring a LITTLE rain with you, please?  We are SO DRY...[how dry ARE you?] that it would take all of Isadore & Lili to make up the difference of our three year drought....

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (09-30-2002 07:35 PM).]

Poet deVine
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9 posted 09-30-2002 07:53 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Pack up the kids and the animals and come on over...leave G there to watch the water rise.

Be prepared though - it's probably drier here than you've EVER seen it before.
serenity blaze
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10 posted 09-30-2002 08:07 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

hugging sharon? you don't think I'd call it an ESCAPE if I brought HIM????

rofl..

you guys are great. And the storm is a couple of days away, but we are preparing--we HAVE to--there is still rubbish waiting for garbage pick up from the folks who were devastated last week...and? not too much for me to do? I saw "lili" and left everything right where it was---so? just have to board up again if she does indeed show up for some infamous N'awlins hospitality.

But now? the kids are frowning at me...OH.

MUST BE SUPPERTIME.

see? life DO go on....
Kielo
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11 posted 09-30-2002 08:17 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

We have four computers. We can let you use one. In fact, you can use the one in my room.

Kielo
Duncan
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12 posted 10-01-2002 12:08 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Great excuse for a party!  Come on up!!  (You are housebroken, right?)
serenity blaze
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13 posted 10-01-2002 12:33 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*chuckle*

Dunc?

It's broken houses I am trying to avoid!!!

smiles and hugs...

just wrap a rope around my waist...if i'm not out in five minutes? I've ASCENDED.

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14 posted 10-01-2002 03:38 AM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

um...
huh
catalinamoon
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15 posted 10-01-2002 06:36 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Swim on over, I would love the company
Sandra
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16 posted 10-01-2002 07:13 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Karen,
PLEASE come to MY house!
I could use some help settling my neighbor down!
She's at it again you know, now worse than ever.
I may be talking to you all via JAIL very soon!

~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ...
Swim out to it"

serenity blaze
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17 posted 10-01-2002 08:42 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Smiling at the love here.

I wish I could run like hell---but? looks like we are staying put again.

True, we never know what will happen but the forecast looks hopeful...with a hopeful skim to the left of us. Unfortunately, what is good news for some is bad news for others.

I must say too, I am very impressed with the community effort here--there is a lot of giving going on---but it's still heartbreaking to see some, in certain areas, who are not even dried out from last week...one guy? showed a five foot mark on his wall where the water was last week...and said? "The damage is done up to here. (with a shrug) If it goes farther than that? (another shrug) It won't matter to me. We didn't lose our lives--just everything we own. Can't lose that twice." He had no flood insurance.

So...just my lil update.

Tomorrow will tell.

Love to ya all...and thanks, just for all of the "feel-good" responses...yer all wonderful. (shaking my head here, it's impossible to explain to others how comforting you all are)
Ceinwyn
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18 posted 10-01-2002 09:59 PM       View Profile for Ceinwyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ceinwyn

I got the whipcream come on over..ohh wait hahaha wrong forum sorry..but if you like we can kick my roommate out and you can have his bed!

If at first you don't succeed destroy all the evidence that you tried.

serenity blaze
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19 posted 10-01-2002 10:09 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I DO get the most interesting offers of sanctuary!

and trying to suppress---oh what the hell? I may be underwater soon---

So? Does that come with a cherry? bwahahaha..

(evil me)

One would THINK I'd be contrite right now...
sigh..but actually? I just got this in an e mail from my sister...in the same situation as I---she said, "You want to tell them how we deal with the weather? Show them THIS."
http://www.rathergood.com/vikings/

ROFLMAO...

YEP. She is just like me, except she is HER.

Poet deVine
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20 posted 10-01-2002 10:26 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

So are you the one on the right? LOL
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21 posted 10-02-2002 02:38 AM       View Profile for Masked Intruder   Email Masked Intruder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Masked Intruder

I dunno, maybe I got room in my closet somewheres.  I do have a pretty big closet.  But, y'know, if yer not comfy in there, there's always other alternatives...
serenity blaze
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22 posted 10-02-2002 02:42 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

A CLOSET?

luvie? If I were that good at hanging upside down from feet (izzat what they call bat toes?) I think I could find a place here in Gothic City...if only just to hang out!

you...
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23 posted 10-02-2002 10:11 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Karen~

you are more then welcome here, but bring your own blanket, its getting rather cold ....stay dry and warm......will say a little prayer for you....and yours that you remain safe....hugsssss


Lauren~

I need some distraction
...oh beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins

Severn
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24 posted 10-03-2002 06:50 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well you could always come here...bit of a hike though love...but we're in spring now, soon it'll be summer...lovely weather yanno...

yeah - come on over girl, I'd make some joke about swimming but it isn't really appropriate heh...

K
 
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