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Susan Caldwell
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25 posted 09-05-2008 12:49 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Hanna is blowing by me right now.  Just some rain and wind.  Ike looks like it has the possibility of giving us more but here in Jax I am fairly safe.  

Those to the south of me....I have an extra bed if the need arises!   I just don't cook.  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Sunshine
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26 posted 09-05-2008 04:06 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Susan, you're a sweetheart. Bed and no breakfast... but a haven just the same!
Margherita
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Eternity


27 posted 09-06-2008 03:51 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

May you all be safe, while those frightening forces of nature fade back into nothing.

Love,
Margherita
OwlSA
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Durban, South Africa


28 posted 09-12-2008 01:47 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Who do we need to pray for, in the path of Ike?

- Owl
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


29 posted 09-12-2008 02:00 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

From Galveston..up through Houston...to Oklahoma..into Ohio and east...not going to be pretty people..

Be safe! Don't take chances!
serenity blaze
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since 02-02-2000
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30 posted 09-12-2008 04:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I think I'm okay where I am--tornado watch and some levee concerns, but I think we're fine.

(This particular house is 3 feet above sea level--down the street is below sea level. ?)

Prayers for our Ruth and Alicat!

Stay safe.
Margherita
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31 posted 09-12-2008 05:13 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

May everyone be out of Ike's way in time and may his touch be less devastating than announced.
Love,
Margherita
Sunshine
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32 posted 09-12-2008 08:44 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Diana,

A general prayer would be welcome. We've too many people in Texas, Louisiana and the other states to mention; not to speak about those of us who have family and friends in those same areas.

Two of our friends from Houston came "up home" to Kansas where they have a second home; but I know that Interloper and Iliana [Jo] may be in harms way. Our own friends have one of their sons just NE of Houston by 35 miles, but he is still in the path of wind and rains, although he is a bit higher ground.

So, just pray, please, for the safety of our friends, whether we know them personally or exponentially.

Thank you!

serenity blaze
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33 posted 09-12-2008 09:14 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Last I heard from Jo, she was planning a trip with her daughter this week.

I sure wish she'd check in though.
OwlSA
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since 11-07-2005
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Durban, South Africa


34 posted 09-13-2008 12:16 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Praying with every fibre of my being for those in Galveston..up through Houston...to Oklahoma..into Ohio and east (thank you Poet deVine) and Ruth and Alicat and Interloper and Jo (thank you Karilea and Karen - I also wish Jo would check in) and Karen (whether at home or elsewhere) and everyone's friends and family and enemies, and, in fact everyone in the path of Ike as Karilea suggests (thank you Karilea), as well as those who aren't in danger, but are afraid that they are.  Fear, especially of something like this, is a terrible thing.  

- Owl
OwlSA
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35 posted 09-13-2008 12:17 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Oh, and praying so hard that Ike dissipates into nothing as soon as possible.

- Owl
OwlSA
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Durban, South Africa


36 posted 09-14-2008 02:48 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

I don't know if our news in South Africa is up to date, but I believe that there are no deaths so far, and that the devastation, although terrible, is less than expected.  

Still praying very hard for all of you.  It must be a terrifying experience.

- Owl
Mysteria
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British Columbia, Canada


37 posted 09-14-2008 12:46 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well I just got a note from Iliana (Jo Jo) and she is still in Paris!  Thank goodness!  However, she is a tad worried about her men folk and says,
quote:
Steve and Tim are in Houston -- 2 separate places -- neither with electricity.  They say it might take 2 weeks to get things up again.  Bush Intercontinental Airport is closed.  We are not yet sure if we will be able to fly home as scheduled tomorrow or not.  If not, the airline will put us up.  So everything is fine with us.  Just worried about my men folk.
  
The main thing is they are all alright, and I thought you would like to know.  

Psst...Serenity, I can always find my "man" I am a Canadian Mountie remember?
serenity blaze
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38 posted 09-14-2008 02:00 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thanks Shar..

You don't happen to know where George is, do ya?

*shrug*

Nevermind.

It's peaceful around here today.



Kissing Jo's worried brow...
Midnitesun
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Gaia


39 posted 09-14-2008 07:54 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I just returned from Oregon, but encountered turbulence last week on my outbound flight, which ran 2 hrs late because of Hanna? and flew back yesterday from Portland. All the flights to Houston were cancelled of course, and people were scrambling to fly elsewhere.
Both Portland And Philadelphia airports are backed up, and few flights were even close to being on time. I met a couple who changed their plans 3 times already and spent 72 hours at Portland airport trying to get back home (east of Houston)flying standby. They might still be in Portland. They said they would take ANY flight that got them within 100 miles of home, then rent a car.
Jo should extend her holiday in Paris, I sure would!!!
Mysteria
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British Columbia, Canada


40 posted 09-15-2008 01:33 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

No one would have a hard time talking me into staying longer in Paris     I imagine they will feel better with their feet back in the good ole USA even in its current turbulence.  I will try to get your information to them though Kacey and thanks.
Alicat
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Coastal Texas


41 posted 09-15-2008 10:06 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Howdy and stuff.  Power came back around 16:30 today.

We lost power Saturday early, right around 00:30ish and that banshee breath was howling like mad.  When the winds shifted from West to East, Ike managed to push a portion of the roof I replaced in 2006 inwards and up...just a smidge as some of the support planks in the attic are now a bit bent.  That was pretty much the only structural, aside from a very small leak from an attic vent, and all the shifting did was to pop a 2-window bank out of true, so the frame itself leaks.  That's fixable.  Other than that, it just knocked over our wooden backyard fence, snapping the 4x4 supports at ground level (they go down an extra two feet).  Since the fence was not insured, I've been slowly dismantling it as well as clearing the downed limbs and general debris.

Was hardly any rain here from Ike proper.  Whole lotta wind, but not much rain.  That came Sunday morning when the Canadian cold front moved in and fired off some frogchokers from the leftover tropical moisture in the Gulf.  We got a couple of inches here, while North Houston got more than a foot.  Several hours were spent after the last drop hit clearing water grates and curbside gutters so overflowing ditches and flooded sections could drain properly.  There were about five of us moving up and down blocks with leaf and garden rakes pulling debris either higher up the pavement or up-and-over the curb.  We got off very very lightly compared to other areas in town.

But we had potable water, tub filled two-third's way with a cap of Bleach for 'general use', and gas through it all, so this time wasn't nearly as onerous as most of the Houstonians were facing.  Especially once I started boiling coffee on the range.

For reference, we're in Angleton being roughly 45 miles south of Houston, 45 miles south-west of Galveston and about 20 miles or so west of Freeport and Surfside.
serenity blaze
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42 posted 09-15-2008 10:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*touching the screen for m'bro*

Thanks for checking in.  

There is something about this place where people ... stay ... loved.

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43 posted 09-16-2008 12:18 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am so happy that is ALL that happened to you, as so many were less fortunate.  Yup, yup, you sure get attached to folks in this place.  Glad you are okay and one good thing, I bet those bees are gone right?
Midnitesun
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44 posted 09-16-2008 08:42 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Alicat, so happy to see your name here!!
You are fortunate indeed, from what I've seen on TV. Sheesh, it's been a messy year!
Good luck to all, wishing speedy recovery.
Sunshine
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45 posted 09-16-2008 10:04 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thanks for checking in, Ali. Just reading your account made me hungry for more of your writing, no matter what it's about!

I knew you were somewhere in Texas, but now I have a MUCH better idea. Our Houston friends are still "stranded" up here, because they've been checking in and people are still being turned away. Thank goodness they have a second home here in Kansas.

Has anyone heard from Jo again? Is she still walking along the boulevards in France?
Alicat
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Coastal Texas


46 posted 09-16-2008 10:20 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Oh yes, them bees are long gone.  Think we finally rooted them out a few months back, which is a good thing.  By the by, I had contacted several beekeepers in this area and had one even come out.  A couple of stings later, he recommended extermination.  It's a good thing they're gone, as cleanup on the eastern side would have been nigh on impossible without a full beekeeper's suit or better in protection as when agitated their patrol route was roughly in a 20-30 foot radius out, not to mention I really did not want them migrating up into the attic.

We definitely got off lucky here.  Though we weren't in a mandatory evac zone, we were essentially cut off except for AM radio.  I kept a Radio Shack crank-dynamo one by me - 10 seconds cranking meant about 15 minutes of usage with no wasted batteries - and it was tuned to 740 AM in Houston and they dealt primarily with Greater Houston and Galveston.  So I really didn't have any news on this area until the power came back and I could get online.  Since we had relatively light damage, I didn't want to use our landline phone to call city officials since I figured there were a bunch of others who needed them more, like them with electric ranges instead of gas.  We had fire, we had water, we had coffee, canned goods and candles.  Our food stock was good for a 5-7 day wait before we would need resupply.  Beans and rice can go a LONG way.
Balladeer
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47 posted 09-16-2008 01:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Beans, rice and coffee. You had all the basics! Glad everything turned out ok, 'cat. I know the scenario and I also know that you might be downplaying it a bit 'cause you're that kinda guy but I'm just glad you got through it. A lot of people in Galveston and surrounding cities would pay a lot for a bowl of those beans about now.
OwlSA
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Durban, South Africa


48 posted 09-16-2008 04:08 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

I'm glad you're OK Alicat, though what you described sounded pretty bad to me!  

What is a frogchoker?

I hope everyone else is also OK. The last time I heard there were no deaths.  Is that still the case?

Still praying hard for whatever anyone needs prayers for regarding Ike and his aftermath until somebody tells me to stop.

- Owl
Midnitesun
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49 posted 09-16-2008 04:48 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Owlie, methinks it means a heavy, heavy downpour, though Alicat may tweak that definition a bit.
Mr Alicat, beans and rice and coffee are definitely the staples, southwest survival style. Glad to know the storms didn't impact your unique wit!
 
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