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Okay--I admit--now I'm scared

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 10-02-2002 04:46 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Here I am again. sigh.

We just got word from our Parish president that the area that I live in, suffered serious levee damage last week during Isadore. They announced that there are plans to divert the inevitable tidal surge into some of the retaining ponds/canals designed for just that purpose. Um...guess what's in my back yard? Yep...that lovely little pond in the park behind my house may soon become a not so lovely lake. So we basically received flood instructions.
NOT GOOD NEWS. I have been watching the city build a make-shift levee for about two days. Located about 75 yards from my back door. I'll check in when I can, but ask for prayers that the tides be merciful. And of course, please pray for all who may take a direct hit from this pitbull of a storm.

Love to all...I'm off to take a good look at the attic--nervous grin.

And YES...we ARE gathering receipts, and videotaping our belongings for insurance purposes.
I somehow have this visual of me swimming with my pc receipts in a baggie, held in my mouth.

sigh.
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1 posted 10-02-2002 04:55 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Hang in there Karen! Hope your casa will be spared, and that all of you will be safe.
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2 posted 10-02-2002 05:08 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Perhaps Lili of the Levee will spare your possessions, Karen. As long as she spares you, I'll be glad...

Many prayers headin' your way.
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3 posted 10-02-2002 05:09 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Good luck my friend... my thoughts will be with you.
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4 posted 10-02-2002 05:21 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Just gonna be a little breeze
Blowin down some trees
Gators flyin' bye
And they ain't supposed to fly....

Well dear...just get your little ass outta there....take your video with ya....and stay safe.....maybe it'll hit a shrimp boat on one of the bayous and change directions??..Good luck gal..
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My thoughts and prayers are with you...
Duncan
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6 posted 10-02-2002 05:38 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Read a blurb in the local paper about what the day may bring to New Orleans, so I've already checked in with the powers that be and asked 'em to protect you and yours.  Hopefully, it won't be as bad as they predict.  I'll be thinkin' about ya, K.
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Will keep a candle burning for ya baby...
love ya KA.
PS... forget the receipts ... save your poetry journals.
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My thoughts are with you, Karen, and the people in the path of this storm.  May her downpour only be a piddle and her blow a breeze.  Take good care of you!
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you know...I usually don't listen to things a toerag would tell you... but getting you butt out of there does make a bit of sense
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10 posted 10-02-2002 06:23 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

There's no place to go...there ain't much "up" around here. But? I know I'm not the only one now. The hubby just got back from a sporting goods store to get more batteries, lanterns, etc.

He told the clerk that I was pretty nervous. She told him not to tell me then that they sold out their entire stock of life-jackets, and rafts, etc. (almost amusing to note that he doesn't listen to ANYONE)

But we're doing what we can. Thanks...and smiling again--this one is just scary.
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If it gets bad, please don't worry about things - no matter how much sentimental value they have for you, you and your family are the most important 'things' to keep safe.
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Take care of your and yours, first and foremost, Karen - Get yourselves to a safe place if you can.  

We'll all be crossing our fingers and tying up our toe..rags for you... Be well - Be safe... Don't think of anything else...
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Hang in there Karen ...

We'll be waiting to hear how you are.

Great big hugs to you and your family.
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Stay safe Karen..
You will be in my thoughts and prayers..
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good luck, Karen...stay safe..can't type further...fingers are already crossed...
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Karen,
everything is
replaceable
except for you
and the children
These
SAVE THESE
Don't worry about
ANYTHING
else
receipts be damned
prayers
prayers
prayers
love you,
b

serenity blaze
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17 posted 10-03-2002 12:20 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I must say...this is one helluva gamble...Sharon & Nan--thank you for calling--we ARE missing out on most of the weather thus far. Unfortunately the storm is supposed to hit the coast at 7/8 a.m. Which coincides with high tide. And yes, I will be up all night...you heard the wind? We are now under tornado watch. The only thing we don't have to worry about is an earthquake. (That was a joke, Sharon--smile with me?)

I'll check in as long as I'm able---keep in mind that my area is still not under Hurricane Watch--but Tropical Storm conditions, including the ever present flash flood watch. (and yes, I think I quit trembling, had to--couldn't type.)

Love to you all...
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Want some company?  I'll stay up with ya long as I can keep 'em open.  Tuning in the weather channel now and then as I have all day, just to check on the conditions there.  This has caused me to remember the year I moved, sight unseen to the Delaware coast and on my second day there noticed the hurricane instructions on the grocery bags.  I thought, 'Uhoh...bad move'.  LMAO  
What's that Buffett song?
serenity blaze
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19 posted 10-03-2002 12:34 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I will be popping in and out...this stuff comes in waves and I hear the rain starting again now...thanks Dunc.!
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As long as there is electricity I'll be there:

http://www.nola.com/bourbocam/classic/
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21 posted 10-03-2002 01:17 AM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Ser?
I'm a Hurricane Virgin..or so they call me here in Gulfport so far. *sigh* I WANNA STAY THAT WAY!!

I heard about the evactuations, and I hope you'll be safe. I'll be thinking about you the next few days. Hell.i won't get much sleep anyways. I have your number..don't know if its okay to call. Its in the am hours right now, but it would be good to hear if you're okay. Be safe, Ser Lady.

*Jenn*


"two hearts will build the foundation for one point of light
a duet done with passion"

excerpt from "I Love You"

[This message has been edited by Temptress (10-03-2002 01:18 AM).]

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*sigh*
Roomate just came home..turned the weather up..now my stomache is turning. I don't care how safe people say I SHOULD be..I'm scared.



"two hearts will build the foundation for one point of light
a duet done with passion"

excerpt from "I Love You"

serenity blaze
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23 posted 10-03-2002 02:11 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

The winds are just starting to die down a bit. But of course another band is on the way...and this only the milder winds. A tornado was spotted just east of the canal that I'm worried about.  And Jenn? I'd love to chat, but I just pop in and out--I need to keep the phone line open--my mom, my brother, my sister--sigh...EVERYBODY is in the same situation. But it looks better for us at least. Looks like Lili is wobbling back N West--much better for us. But my heart is breaking for the central coast of La. And? here come the winds again...gotta git.
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Karen...just popped in to take a look around,
and stumbled across this.
You and your family are most definately in my
thoughts and prayers tonight, as well as all
those in the path of this storm.
Please, whatever you do, stay safe.
As the others have said, 'things', though they may mean
a lot to us, are still just 'things.  
YOU and your family, however, are most important.
Sending prayers, and crossing fingers...and toes...
and legs...and eyes...hmmmm...running out of
things to cross, but wishing you all the best.
Love and hugs,
~Vicky

[This message has been edited by vlraynes (10-03-2002 03:30 AM).]

 
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