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New Orleans, Hurricanes and Poets - Update - Karen, see #435

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vlraynes
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175 posted 08-30-2005 02:32 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Okay, Twist...

I'm still trying...
and it's still ringing, but still no answer...

If I happen to get lucky and get through to him, I'll tell him to call Royce...
Duncan
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176 posted 08-30-2005 02:35 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Sharon....Dallas is nowhere near Houston.  LOL...Texas is a BIG state.  
http://www.tourtexas.com/texasmap_hou.html
this might help
vlraynes
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177 posted 08-30-2005 02:36 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes

Oops...

Ya snuck in there on me, K...

Sounds like you ARE gettin' it together...

*smile*

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178 posted 08-30-2005 02:39 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Just in case twist missed my message I'm repeating it here--Shane has picked up Shawn and is now enroute.

I'll check in when I can.

and sigh...there was a suicide in the Superdome. Some guy "lost" it and dived off the second level.

But the better news is that the levee board is planning on trying to seal the breached levee by dropping sandbags from helicopters.

I want my momma.
vlraynes
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Just hugs, K... lots of 'em...
twist
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180 posted 08-30-2005 02:41 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for twist

(((karen)))

good news, indeed!
I hope they get through okay, but I just dunno..  and what about my cat?

*sob*

and good for Candy and Steve, altho I'm not surprised at all the animals they're caring for...

*smile*

Sharon?
you are a sweetie for holding the rooms, but mom says that my Dad's folks are closer --  Athens, TX, so, we would prob head there first..   dunno if K could use those rooms or not, tho..  They have 2 dogs with them and lots of places won't take pets..  Thanks, anyway..

and k?
royce is getting upset with me using his puter to communicate..   He thinks I'm on IM or something and doesn't want 'this stuff' all over his puter..

will try to explain to him...

and yes..

hugging everybody..
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181 posted 08-30-2005 02:41 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Hang in there Ser.

You too Twist.
Mysteria
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182 posted 08-30-2005 02:46 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

The hotel that I booked is redundant now   This can be deleted for space - thanks

[This message has been edited by Mysteria (08-30-2005 07:34 PM).]

Mysteria
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183 posted 08-30-2005 02:47 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

And Duncan, it looked close on the map LOL
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I've been glued to the tv for the past couple of days and never thought to check PIP out but now I am glad I did....Prayers and hugs from prairie Canada to you all...at times like this I wish we weren't so far away so we could help more...I will check out what we can donate to help where we can...stay safe...I heard they don't want anyone going back to New Orleans for a week...***BIG HUGS***
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185 posted 08-30-2005 03:22 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

I just walked in and can't believe the wonderful communication going on at PiP.

So glad everyone got out safely. The pictures on the TV are beyond unbelievable. So many people stranded on roof tops and tons left homeless.

Guess the Super Dome was not such a good idea.

Love to Karen and her family and all others who live in the area.

hugs, Marti

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186 posted 08-30-2005 03:54 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Talk about an emergency response team!
The Pipsters move faster than the IRC.
The world's leaders could watch this group and learn a lesson or two...I mean it!
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187 posted 08-30-2005 04:07 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Mystreria, two hands clapping for your great effort. Looks like it paid off. What a wonderful friend you are.
Serenity, So glad you contacted the boys. Last I heard the trucks are lined up and had not been able to get in with supplies. Red cross needs money more than anything else so they can get what they need. Best for us to just contact them or send them a check if we can.Water,canned goods all that.They will need bodies to work and help too. I hope the boys can find a way to you. Prayers from all are still with you. Glad to hear someone heard from Toe. Worried about him too. love, martyjo

[This message has been edited by latearrival (08-30-2005 04:56 PM).]

littlewing
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188 posted 08-30-2005 04:45 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing


I am forwarding your email to our emergency services department and will
let you know what recommendations they may have.

Best wishes for your friends and their families.

Judith (removed for privacy) APR
Director of Communications
American Red Cross
Greater Buffalo Chapter


You never know.

[This message has been edited by littlewing (08-31-2005 05:18 PM).]

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189 posted 08-30-2005 05:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay! Here's my update--Shane and Shawn are now West of Baton Rouge. (Everybody say "Yay!")

And I'm sure you've heard from Duane, but Mark said he talked to him--he's still in Mobile, but he is fine. (Everybody say "Hell YAY!")

We're waiting here for Mark, who should be here some time late tonight.

(And Mysteria is wonderful, isn't she?)

And tell Royce this isn't a chat room, it's a very FAST message board. grin

But anyhow, I'll keep trying the phones, (I just did again) but we are waiting to group up with all the guys who are still enroute before we decide what we do.

And believe it or not, Mark's brother Joey rode out the hurricane offshore on a rig, so we will prolly be staying in his trailer, since he's still out there and still working.

And if all of this sounds like I'm don't know what is going on, it's 'cause I don't. All I know is we are all accounted for, finally, and we got the hell outta dodge.

*collective exhale*

Thanks Pip, thanks twist, (thanks Royce ) and ta for now--I am trying not to commandeer our friend's computer too, so my visits may be often, but brief.

(Now hmmm...we may be talkin' bout renting a house...we just dunno what the next step is right now.)

and thank you all, and yes, Mysteria, I'm not sure who, but somebody will use that room! Thank you Aunt Sharon! I'll be in touch when I can.

ta for now...I'm going to go watch CNN and nod, weep a bit.

I love you Mom. *smooch*
vlraynes
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Hell yay!...and tears of relief...

I'm so glad that things are starting to come together for all of you...

I know this is just the beginning..and it will likely be a long haul...

but as long as you all have each other, I know you'll be okay...

and yep... you have US too...

My love to you, Twist and the whole family...

You're all in my heart...
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191 posted 08-30-2005 05:18 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Sharon, you are the gem I knew you were!

Marge...sounds like your team's in place.

Karen & Twist -- Thank God the boys are bound your way now.  Keeping my fingers crossed for your cat, Twist.  If either of you end up in Houston, let me know.....maybe I have clothes or something that might help...k?  Karen not sure you have my phone but you can get the business phone on the net at www.ettrialreports.com  if you need to get ahold of me if there is anything I can do.  

So far so good for my Mom and Misc'e in the Ohio Valley...Mom said it really stormed this morning.  Maybe it's over?  

Still have heard nothing from Carla but I understand there is no power, are no cell phone towers....so I don't know when I'll be able to find out about her.  She basically has no family and I do not have any way to find her.  Thanks ya'all for keeping her in your prayers.  

Kacy -- you're right.  Ron created a miracle when he created PIP.  

Vicky -- glad to know you're on safe ground.  What would K & T do without ya, huh!

Love you all.......jo
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192 posted 08-30-2005 05:33 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Gosh, didn't get in here for a couple of days.  You're definitely in my prayers.  Now I'll be checking in here constantly looking for Karen and all the others to check in.

God bless each of you.

  Rae
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193 posted 08-30-2005 05:50 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Doing a "Hell Yah" happy dance!

Okie dokie will go and cancel  

Okay, it's Cancelled!
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194 posted 08-30-2005 05:50 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for twist

*Important for Mysteria*

Please cancel reservations at Hotels.com...

will explain why later...

we now have 2 rooms booked, but need you to cancel the one you reserved first..

you don't know how much you've helped so many folks, Sharon...

*smile*

and lotsa hugs!

more to come later..

stay tuned folks...

twist
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195 posted 08-30-2005 05:55 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for twist

oops..

and?

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

*kiss*

thanks, K...

this forum has been invaluable...
we have had no other way of communicating, and I DO appreciate it..

uhm...
did they take the cat?

heh heh

~twist
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196 posted 08-30-2005 05:55 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

oh Karen...
evrybody coming together...it could have been so bad
thank god
thank god

I dont know about terrytown
but It doesnt look like New orleans is going to be fit to live in for a long time

I may be naive...but if my mayor is telling me to get the hell out...all those people stayed...and now need to get extracted from inside their roofs or off the top of them...

just..mindnumbing scenes...that city was nowhere near ready for this...not the pumps..the levies..nothing
and Mississippi....Biloxi...sigh

its hard now to fathom...living somewhere...with something that could happen any year....any time...and destroy cities

thank god your family is safe..and coming together Karen...that is enormous
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and nope..

no news from Duane in Mobile..
could not get through ..

GRRRR and *sob*

but thanks for letting me know about him..

*big contented sigh*
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198 posted 08-30-2005 06:00 PM       View Profile for Startime55   Email Startime55   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Startime55

"HELL YAH"
I'm amazed at how well you all worked together...I BOW to the wonder of friends working perfectly in such a time of crisis...You are all absolutely amazing....Give yourselfs a "STANDING OVATION"...you are a wonderful example to us all...***BIG HUGS***
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199 posted 08-30-2005 06:07 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for twist

reposting in case Mysteria missed this post!

*Important for Mysteria*

Please cancel reservations at Hotels.com...

will explain why later...

we now have 2 rooms booked, but need you to cancel the one you reserved first..

you don't know how much you've helped so many folks, Sharon...

*smile*

and lotsa hugs!

more to come later..

stay tuned folks...
 
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