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Sunshine
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50 posted 09-16-2008 05:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Kacy is correct on the definition...a load of rain coming down hard!

As for beans, I've found them to be amenable to any part of the country any time. And so many great ways to fix 'em! Add a bit of sweet cornbread and oh my...we're in for good times now!



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51 posted 09-16-2008 09:14 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Owl, frogchoker is when it rains so much that even the frogs drown.
Alicat
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52 posted 09-17-2008 12:39 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

What they said.  "When it rains so hard even the frogs drown."  And yeah, 'Deer, I do tend to play things down but we did get off very lightly here.  Most of the larger limbs have been moved to a debris pile as have one fence side.  The other fence side (we just had a north and south which connected the the backside of our easterly neighbor's fence) we'll salvage for usable boards and planking.  All roof damage was fixed within 15 minutes with a tube of BlackJack roofing compound.  All that leaking window frame needs is the current exterior caulking removed and a fresh seal applied.  That's pretty much all of it structurally.  Only thing left is bagging up twigs, small branches and cubic yards of leaves.

Now, other parts only a few blocks away didn't do so hot, like the Subway sandwich shop about 1/4 mile east.  That one got blown over and then the wreckage caught fire from their busted gas line.  On the western side of the house, towards which the winds were most fierce, I found a pair of rolled up socks, which means someone had a pair of socks somewhere west of me in a dresser drawer, though with 75+ gusts, there's no telling how far from the west the socks flew.

I haven't traveled more than a few blocks, and that was for gutter cleaning and trying to find the owners of two dogs we've been tending when neighborhood fences went down.  I really don't like treating tragedy as entertainment (yanno, the wandering gawkers and rubberneckers) and didn't want to be mistaken as a looter.  There has been some of that in Lake Jackson, where folks would return home to find kicked in doors and missing possessions.

And yes, beans, rice and coffee.  Even if you don't have or can't make fire, they can still be made cold with potable water, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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53 posted 09-17-2008 01:37 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

grinnin' at beans and rice...

That hunting camp I stayed in after Katrina--beans were planted on one side, and rice on the other!

It felt very safe until Rita replaced it all with whitecaps.

But m'bro knows...

EVERYBODY, please stay safe.

special comforting hugs to Ruth.
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54 posted 09-17-2008 06:02 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Rae (Sandgrain) sent this to me and it is absolutely incredible!  Both the devastation, and the photography.  I sent the link to folks in here that I had email for - but wanted you to see how small we all are compared to the power of Nature.  Amazing, and sad.

The short - but eventful life - of Ike from Boston.com
Margherita
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55 posted 09-19-2008 11:38 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Gosh, dear Sharon, I watched the pictures you sent this morning and was deeply impressed! Such vast, tremendous, incredible damage and loss!!

Praying for all involved, especially for those who have lost everything, may they be assisted and be given the opportunity to rebuild their lives ...

Love,
Margherita
OwlSA
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56 posted 09-19-2008 11:43 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Thank you Kacy, Karilea and Alicat for the definition of frogchokers.

Now, I need another one.  Karen, what are whitecaps?

Praying hard that you are all safe, now, and that there were no deaths or injuries to anyone at all, and tha those of you who have had your homes damaged and/or lost possessions and/or had your possessions damaged, get whatever it is you need and as soon as possible, whether via the system or via a miracle or set of miracles.  

Glad you got off reasonably lightly, Alicat, but experiencing a hurricane at all, sounds terrifying enough.

- Owl
iliana
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57 posted 09-19-2008 12:18 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Hi folks!  Just checking in.  Back in Houston and I have power at the moment...it seems to come and go so don't know how long I'll have it.  

We are fine.  Some damage to the home but nothing like so many people have suffered.  We are blessed!  Plenty of water and there are a few groceries open.  We can get food.  Things will be A-okay for us.  

My prayers are thrown into the pot for all those affected -- and there are many all the way up to Ohio where my Mom and sister are without electricity as a result of Ike.  So so many affected!

Hugs to all and thanks for your prayers.   .....jo
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58 posted 09-19-2008 03:30 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Jo, so good to know you are home, and that you came home to a house! Our friends' home survived, but they will need a new roof. Their electricity is coming and going but we've been keeping in touch by cell. I think our nation needs a rest from Mother Nature, don't you?

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59 posted 09-19-2008 04:32 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

jo? Give me a call when you're able, k?

and Diana...I'm going to check to see if my daughter still has the pics from that.

(I owe ya an e mail anyway)

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60 posted 09-20-2008 12:44 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Jo, I am so glad that your house didn't suffer too much while you were away and hope that you will soon have constant power.  

Thanks, Karen for seeing if your daughter has the pics of the whitecaps - also for alerting us to Ruth's plight.  I found her thread in Announcements. Looking forward to your email.  

Prayers for everyone who needs them.  

- Owl
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61 posted 09-22-2008 11:19 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Jo! I'm relieved to learn that you and your family are AOK and that your home sustained minimal damage! I was praying for you during Ike's hike your way! I actually pur a bubble of protective White Light around your home! It appears to have worked! lol Love you, lily jo!


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